8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Kannur
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mumbai

few
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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.
On the 30th (Sun), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munnar attractions website .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thekkady, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Take a break from the city and head to Kerala Backwaters and Marari Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Alappuzha Beach and Mararikulam Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottappally Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
days
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, and then stroll through Alakapuri Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Choottad Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, and finally stroll through Azhikkal Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip maker site .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kannur in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

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Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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day
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 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam journey maker app .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Kannur to Kovalam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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