8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

4
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.
Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha to see St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Jew Town

4
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.
Visit Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Kovalam with a short trip to Janardhana Swami Temple in Varkala, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala, Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach

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