8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  11​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Patna

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

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

Hong Kong, China to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Kochi (Cochin) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°C in Kochi (Cochin). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Guruvayur trip planning tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

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)

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore and learn at Green land spice garden and Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum. Visit Shiny Tours & Travals and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church for their historical value. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder tool .

Getting from Guruvayur to Thekkady by car takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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