8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala Trip Planner
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Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Munnar
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights


Munnar — 2 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.
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 see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 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 drive to Kovalam.
Parks · Nature · Museums
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Kovalam — 2 nights

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.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam tour builder website.

You can drive from Munnar to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; 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 fly to Kochi (Cochin).
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 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.
Attractions like Chinese Fishing Nets and Church of Saint Francis make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Kerala Folklore Museum and Mattancherry Palace. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route planning site.

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trip
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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.