7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur

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.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) planner .

Jaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church.

Plan my day in Mararikulam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. December in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherthala
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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