8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kalpetta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bekal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Pune

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 Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Bring the kids along to Vadakkunnathan Temple and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online vacation maker .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Vadakkunnathan Temple, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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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 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

1
night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Bekal.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

1
night
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. On the 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bekal Beach, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bekal tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Bekal takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Bekal

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal Fort
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally stroll through Thottada Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Chal Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kannur sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Bekal to Kannur takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Chal Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

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