7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

London
Fly:  15​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (The Art of India & Shalimar Weaves) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Parthas and stop by Keralashopee.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
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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.
Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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