8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Varkala
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kannur
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Vallarpadam Church. Let the collections at Gallery OED Cochin. and Kashi Art Gallery capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

1
night
Varkala

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Varkala can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

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 19th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady journey website .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Childrens Museums Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kannur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Spas Beaches Outdoors
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Spas
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 21st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In June in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
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Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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