7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Pune


1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route builder app .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam online attractions planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Puthenthoppu Beach, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then make a trip to College of Fine Arts, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning app .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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