15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  32​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Albuquerque

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Janardhana Swami Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Napier Museum, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary planner .

Albuquerque, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Albuquerque to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in January, things will get warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Get a sense of the local culture at Kerala Folklore Museum and Mattancherry Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque in Kodungallur (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and examine the collection at Hill Palace of Tripunithura.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, and then stroll through Alappuzha Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in January, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Alappuzha
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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