7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Alappuzha Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Varkala Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (The Art of India & Varkala Aquarium) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Poovar Island, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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