8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Munich

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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate the long history of Kadavum Bagam Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions tool .

Munich, Germany to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Munich to Kochi (Cochin). Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Munich in November, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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 3rd (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Varkala Aquarium.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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