7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
2
Kovalam
— Few hours
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, then stop by Sarwaa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rehabilitation Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner.

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get a bit warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will leave for Munnar on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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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 17th (Tue): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Munnar road trip planning app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Revi Karunakaran Museum ©
Revi Karunakaran Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and then admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and then stop by ViaKerala Shop.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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