8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beemapally Mosque, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On your second day here, stroll through Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary maker tool .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Jew Town and Paradesi Synagogue. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Mattancherry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Guruvayur tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Guruvayur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

#Historic Sites
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Munnar takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Munnar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

1
day
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 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online travel planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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