7 days in Kerala & Mangalore Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Mangalore Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Mangalore Itinerary

Start: Jodhpur
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mangalore
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Jodhpur

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 9th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Jodhpur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Jodhpur in March, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Guruvayur route planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
day
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 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Guruvayur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Mangalore itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
St. Aloysius Chapel ©
St. Aloysius Chapel

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