7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h
1
Kannur
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bhopal

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Choottad Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kannur trip tool .

Bhopal to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Choottad Beach ©
Choottad Beach

2
nights
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 24th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stroll through Samudra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Kannur to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady holiday planner .

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), wander the streets of Mattancherry, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

Start your trip to Kochi (Cochin) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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