8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Subway:  1 h 45 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad

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 and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, then 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 find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in May, you will find days in Munnar are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
nights
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 28th (Sun), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam tour builder website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

3
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.
Attractions like Cherai Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Kerala Folklore Museum and Vallarpadam Church. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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