7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: London

1
night
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 18th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

London, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from London in February, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu ©
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu

1
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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lighthouse Beach and Varkala Beach. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sarkara Devi Temple for their historical value. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Janardhana Swami Temple (in Varkala) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4.5 hours. February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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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