7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kerala Folklore Museum and Edappally Church Complex. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chottanikkara Devi Temple and St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane. Venture out of the city with trips to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, make a trip to Jew Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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