8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
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— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin) — 1 night

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 1st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally look for gifts at Anchovy.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.
Shopping · Classes · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Munnar — 3 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.
Munnar is known for sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, stop by Kanan Davan Hills Plantations Company, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planning app.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Thekkady — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then savor the flavors at Shiny Spices. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, stroll through Green Park Spices Thekkady, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
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Kovalam — 1 night

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 (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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Kerala travel guide

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.