7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
days
Kannur

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, meet the residents at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, then enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Payyambalam Beach.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kannur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue and then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

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You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Beaches Parks

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Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, stop by Keralashopee, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

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