6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Kappil Beach (in Varkala Town). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner .

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady attractions planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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