7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

2
days
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 9th (Sat), get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

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Mumbai (Bombay) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Munnar when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
On the 12th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Drive, then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

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You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
days
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 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Napier Museum, look for gifts at Keralashopee, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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