8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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