7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Munnar
— 1 night

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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

Indore to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indore in January: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple ©
Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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night
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.
On the 28th (Tue), look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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