6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Keralam - Museum of History and Heritage, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Choottad Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, then stroll through KIzhunna Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
KIzhunna Beach ©
KIzhunna Beach

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