6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

2
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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 23rd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip builder

Mumbai (Bombay) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vijay Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kerala Backwaters.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha travel route planning site

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vijay Beach Park ©
Vijay Beach Park

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 27th (Wed), revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady journey planner

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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