8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip tool .

Ahmedabad to Thrissur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in October: highs in Thrissur hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary builder site .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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