8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Hyderabad

2
days
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 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip builder.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Hyderabad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

4
days
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.
Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Vallarpadam Church. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

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Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach

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