8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Visit Alappuzha Beach and Fort Kochi Beach for some beach relaxation. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kovalam Beach and Samudra Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Spas & Wellness & Kappil Beach) and Hawa Beach (in Kovalam). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip website.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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