7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kozhikode
— 1 night
End: Mumbai

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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 25th (Tue): stroll through Kovalam Beach and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary planning website .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in December, Kovalam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 26th (Wed): stop by Anokhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, then stop by Kochi Books, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, and finally look for gifts at Waltons Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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 (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Thekkady using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at G Mall, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Capitol Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kannur route maker site .

Drive from Thekkady to Kannur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with S.M. Street, get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and then kick back and relax at Kappad Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode trip planner .

Drive from Kannur to Kozhikode in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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S.M. Street ©
S.M. Street
HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall

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