6 days in Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
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Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

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Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank, then appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and finally snap pictures at Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mumbai travel route planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mumbai. In October, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mumbai

Museums Historic Sites
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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Bandra-Worli Sea Link ©
Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Adimalathura Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam tour itinerary builder site .

Fly from Mumbai to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: highs in Kovalam hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 13th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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