7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Brisbane

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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 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. On the next day, look for gifts at Leens Export, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, then stop by Kochi Books, then stop by Waltons Boutique, and finally stop by Anokhi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Kochi (Cochin) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mararikulam road trip planning site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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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 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

Drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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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 7th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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