8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning tool .

Doha, Qatar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in February, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
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Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. February in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow 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

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