8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Guruvayur
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

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Jaipur to Kovalam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in January, expect nights in Kovalam to be much hotter, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Guruvayur takes 6.5 hours. January in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then take a stroll through Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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