8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Amritsar
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Kannur
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Amritsar

1
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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 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online sightseeing planner .

Amritsar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amritsar in May: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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

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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 14th (Mon), admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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 15th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Paithalmala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and then meet the residents at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Kannur day trip site .

Drive from Munnar to Kannur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Paithalmala ©
Paithalmala
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple
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Payyambalam Beach

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