7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 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:  4​h 45​min
3
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo and then have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route maker tool .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha itinerary planner .

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Guruvayur trip planner.

Drive from Alappuzha to Guruvayur in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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)

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore and take pictures at Spice Walk, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Thekkady takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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