8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kannur
— 2 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
Toronto

1
day
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.
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Toronto, Canada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Toronto to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Spas Museums
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Kochi Books
Princess Street
Santa Cruz Basilica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Payyambalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, and then stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Thottada Beach

2
days
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 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Samudra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kannur to Kovalam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. February in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Samudra Beach
Hawa Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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