8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Stuttgart
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Stuttgart

1
day
Mararikulam

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Stuttgart, Germany to Mararikulam is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in August; daily highs in Mararikulam reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Marari Beach

3
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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Indian Industries. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cherai Beach and Vallarpadam Church. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple, look for gifts at Kochi Books, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

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Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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