8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pathanamthitta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

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 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beemapally Mosque.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodumon Chilanthiyambalam Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pathanamthitta day trip website .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Pathanamthitta by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Pathanamthitta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites
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1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady itinerary builder website .

Getting from Pathanamthitta to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kerala Folklore Museum and Paradesi Synagogue. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jew Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, explore the galleries of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Guruvayur trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 3 hours. March in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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)

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