8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

3
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Kovalam with a short trip to Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, and stop by Keralashopee.

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New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Waltons Boutique. Let the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, wander the streets of Mattancherry, make a trip to Jew Town, and look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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