6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Shimla
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
End: Shimla

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Shimla to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

1
night
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 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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