8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Nagpur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, then don't miss a visit to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Nagpur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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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.
Poovar Island has been added to your itinerary.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker website .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature
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Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple ©
Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple
Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam ©
Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Karamana River, contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam itinerary planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam by car takes about an hour. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Nature Spas
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Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake
Karamana River ©
Karamana River
Spas

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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 photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady online travel route planner .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Tours
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Meesapulimala and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap, take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and explore the ancient world of Muniyara - Anakottapara park.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Munnar attractions website .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Idukki
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Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap

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