8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur journey planner .

Pune to Thrissur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In January in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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.
Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace for their historical value. Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Malayattoor Church (in Malayattoor) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's much more to do: make a trip to Jew Town, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner .

Take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Malayattoor Church, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Visit Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Palkulangara Devi Temple. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Asparagus, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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