7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  14​h
End: Pamplemousses, Mauritius

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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 26th (Fri): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam journey builder .

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Kovalam is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pamplemousses in July: high temperatures in Kovalam hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
On the 27th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munnar tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Kovalam to Munnar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. July in Munnar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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night
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 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip maker site .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Marari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then soothe aching muscles at Ayurville. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Ayurville ©
Ayurville
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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