7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Bengaluru

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 25th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, get outside with Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning website .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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Kovalam

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 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hawa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam visit planner .

Kovalam is very close to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): head outdoors with Ideal Safari and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Top Station ©
Top Station

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