8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
5
Munnar
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 23rd (Tue), look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town trip app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Shalimar Weaves ©
Shalimar Weaves
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas

1
night
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 24th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, thenkick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip builder site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, thensee human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. February in Munnar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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