7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  31​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Fly:  31​h
New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

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New York City, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

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You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Basilica

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