8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Kochi (Cochin). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip planning app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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nights
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 8th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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

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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 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip app .

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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