8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Varkala Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreevaraham Temple Pond, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

Plan trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai 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): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady online vacation planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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hours
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 27th (Fri): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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