7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Edappally Church Complex and Vallarpadam Church. Chottanikkara Devi Temple and St. Antony's Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 24th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Thekkady online day trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow 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

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stroll through Hawa Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip site .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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