8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
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 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Munnar, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, stop by Kochi Books, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

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You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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