8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Chandigarh
Fly:  6​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Chandigarh

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Anokhi. There's lots more to do: stop by Kochi Books, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, browse the different shops at Oberon Mall, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker

Chandigarh to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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day
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 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online visit planner

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

3
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.
Get outdoors at Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach. Shop till you drop at The Art of India and Keralashopee. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Hawa Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Shalimar Weaves).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip site

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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