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A layered landscape, acres and acres of tea gardens and 600km of the glorious Arabian Sea coast – here’s how you can make the best of Kerala in just 7 days!
What Is It?
Kerala – God’s Own Country – is a dedication to the Divine. Greenery as far as your eye can see, manicured tea plantations and the soothing backwaters, it would be unfair to leave this beautiful land without experiencing everything. With that in mind, we’ve curated a 7 day itinerary for you to explore all of Kerala.
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Day 1 – Cochin – Munnar
Fly in to Cochin and head straight to the beauty of Munnar. Don’t forget to soak in the scenery of the winding drive to the hilltop. Breathe in the crisp mountain air and watch the sunlight dance through acres of trees and tea plantations. Keep an eye out for those craggy peaks. Munnar is the ideal retreat for your weary soul. You can either go out exploring or just relax on Day 1.
Day 2 – Munnar
Pack your glares, a bottle of water and put on comfy shoes because it’s time to go sigh-seeing! Head straight to the Eravikulam National Park and try to spot the Nilgiri Thar, a rare mountain goat found in this region. Visit the century old Tea Museum. Watch the sunset over the scenic Mattupetty Dam and then head straight for a massage in the mountains!
Day 3 – Thekkady
Aah Thekkady! The drive to Thekkady is lined with rows and rows of beautiful hanging flowers and we bet you’re going to step out just to take pictures. Stop over for an authentic lunch of spicy Kerala beef fry or maybe a simple vegetarian fare of sambhar and rice. If you feel up to it, head over to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary for a midnight trek!
Day 4 – Thekkady – Houseboat
Visiting Kerala and not staying in a houseboat would truly be criminal! The iconic houseboats of Alleppey are truly the only way to experience the scenic backwaters of Kerala. This is the perfect time to simple destress, play cards, talk, sing and just appreciate nature!
Day 5 – Alleppey – Kovalam
You’ve experienced the backwaters? Now it’s time to check out the gorgeous beaches of Kerala! Blue waters and white sand will greet you as you soak your toes in! The Kovalam beach is a spectacular sight in the evening. You’ll be left mesmerised as the red light bounces over the lighthouse and makes for a phenomenal Insta picture.
Day 6 – Kovalam – Kanyakumari
Take a trip to the southernmost tip of India and try to spot Sri Lanka 😉 Visit the richest temple in the word – Padmanabhaswamy temple en route. If you’re into history, stop over at the Napier Museum in Trivandrum. Another must visit is the Vivekanad Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari.