6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + subway:  23​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Washington DC to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

1
night
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 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip maker .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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