8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thrissur
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Bengaluru

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Leens Export, then look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online road trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): admire the engineering at Mullaperiyar Dam, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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.
On the 5th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In July in Munnar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thrissur.

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#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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hours
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Shakthan Thampuran Palace.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thrissur takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Thrissur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Shakthan Thampuran Palace ©
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Children Park.

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Getting from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

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