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Written by Punith Jain on June 25, 2020 Share on

Best of Kerala: Top Places to visit in your 7 days Kerala itinerary!

God’s Own Country, Kerala is a serene and charming south Indian destination that should be in every traveller’s bucket list. Kerala is blessed with many tourist attractions with an abundance of raw splendid nature. It is among the most aspired tourist spots for honeymooners, adventure seekers, nature lovers and backpackers. From palm-lined beaches to untouched backwaters and rich mountain ranges to wildlife sanctuaries, Kerala offers it all. You can spend more than 2 weeks here and still not explore everything that Kerala has to offer. Let’s explore the Best of Kerala and your top 7 days Kerala itinerary.

7 days Kerala itinerary

Personally, this is one of the best 7 days Kerala tour packages that you can book. Here is your day-wise itinerary:

Alleppey backwaters
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Day 1: Kochi city tour

After landing at the Kochi airport, settle down in your hotel. Later, visit the top attractions of Fort Kochi Beach, Lulu Mall, Dutch Palace, Folklore Museum and Chinese Fishing Nets.

Visit Lulu Mall, Fort Kochi, Dutch Palace

Fort Kochi in your Kerala itinerary
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You would not want to miss out on visiting the Asia’s largest mall – Lulu mall of Kochi which is an epitome of luxury and world-class amenities. Also visit Fort Kochi located on the charming coastal lines of Kochi. It is a unique blend of Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture with bamboo fishing nets at Fort Kochi Beach. Experience typical city life here in Kochi along with some good shopping and city tour to its major attractions.

Day 2: Drive to Munnar

The next day, drive to Munnar hills which is a 3 hours drive from Kochi. Do not miss out on the mighty Valara Waterfalls and the lush green tea meadows en route. You can also have a pit stop to cherish the picturesque views of Cheeyappara. Explore the Munnar town later in the evening.

Explore Valara and Cheeyappara Waterfalls

Valara waterfalls in Kochi
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Start off your day with some spicy Kerala cuisine in your breakfast and head towards the offbeat hill station of Munnar. It is a short 125 km drive by car with some stunning views of nature en route. The majestic Valara and Cheeyappara waterfalls are must-visit places during your trip to Kerala. Take a dip into the freezingly fresh waters here and it is nothing less than a rejuvenating therapy. These falls are very near to the Kochi-Munnar highway.

Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing

Munnar is a hill station located at around 1600 metres above sea level in the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Must visit places here: Kundala Lake, Mattupetty Dam, Munnar Boating, Munnar Tea museum and factory, Rose Garden (Blossom Park), Pothamedu View Point, Rajamalai Eravikulam National Park.

Take a stroll up the Tea factories and estates

Tea estates in Kerala
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Munnar is a spectacular hill station blessed with abundant natural beauty and lush green environment. You can just walk around tea estates, explore the town and its local markets. By default, visit the Munnar Tea Museum and Kundala Lake. Stay in some Treehouses or premium resorts here to have a serene experience. In the evening, just lay back and sip a cup of tea from the freshly procured tea leaves. The weather here is very pleasant and cosy, an ideal place to be included in your Kerala itinerary.

Day 4: Enthralling ride to Thekkady

Check out the hotel and head towards Thekkady which located 85 km away from Munnar. It is a soothing town near the Periyar National Park. You can book jungle safaris, guided treks into the forests and also a scenic river cruise here.

Jungle safari in Periyar National Park

Periyar national park in Kerala itinerary
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For all the wildlife and forest enthusiasts, Thekkady stays in the top of your Kerala itinerary. Thekkady is rich and well known for its spices, tea and cardamom plantations. The Periyar lake lies at the heart of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary where one can do boating experience. This dense moist deciduous forest is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri langurs and thousands of plant species. Treehouse stays is highly recommended for your honeymoon trip to Kerala.

Day 5: Visit Alleppey, Venice of the East

Alleppey is a famous backwater destination also popularly known as the Venice of the East. Board into any of the traditional Kerala houseboat to just sit back and cherish the beauty, scenery and freshness of this place.

Spend a day in Alleppey boathouse and backwaters

Alleppey backwaters in Kerala itinerary
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Alleppey is known for its iconic houseboat cruises along the rustic Kerala backwaters. However, the only mode of transportation in the interiors of the town is by small boats in a properly laid network of canals. Canoeing and Kayaking are some adventurous activities you can do here. Finally, staying a day in the houseboats with in house Kerala delicacies is a mouth-watering experience.

Day 6: Charismatic trip to Kovalam

Kovalam is a small coastal town in Kerala with serene waters and palm backed beaches. Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach are among the best white sandy beaches to visit. Take a tour of the lighthouse and go for a fishing expedition in the evening.

Visit Hawa and Samudra beaches

Kovalam beaches during Kerala trip
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Totally pocket-friendly town to visit during your Kerala vacation, Kovalam is a happening coastal town south of Trivandrum. Lighthouse Beach is the most aspired tourist attraction here. Spending some time in the white sandy beaches of Hawa and Samudra will bring you inner peace. The water is turquoise blue and very clean.

Day 7: Kovalam to Trivandrum airport

You can have a delicious traditional Kerala breakfast and then leave for Kochi airport. Your soothing 7 days Kerala itinerary comes to an end here!

One of the most visited and top-class tourist destination of Kerala is surely a paradise on earth for any traveller. There is so much more to explore and rejoice here. For more travel tips, best cuisines to try in Kerala, and hacks to cheaper accommodation, reach out to the experts at Pickyourtrail! Check out some of the top-selling 7 days Kerala itinerary for honeymoon here and book yours right away.

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