8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

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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.
Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and then stop by Moon Stone Arts.

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

Chandigarh to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
Get outdoors at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, and browse the exhibits of Kerala Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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