10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala route planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kovalam
— 1 day
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Kovalam — 1 day

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 (Sat), look for gifts at Keralashopee, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam online trip planner.

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.
more
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Spices Thekkady.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Munnar — 4 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Chokramudi Peak, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In May in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).
more
Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:

Kochi (Cochin) — 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then pick up some new knowledge with Kerala Kathakali Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Jew Town and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
more
Classes · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
more