7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kannur
— 1 night
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mumbai

2
days
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stop by Keralashopee, and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam sightseeing tool .

Mumbai (Bombay) to Kovalam is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

2
days
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kannur vacation builder .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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