6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip planner .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Mumbai in December, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Jew Town, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kochi Books, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 28th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, stop by Kerala Crafts, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip tool .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munnar travel route builder site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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