6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
New Delhi

2
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Keralashopee, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally make a trip to Jew Town. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town

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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 9th (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

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