4 days in Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey site .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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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 4th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel planning tool .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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