7 days in Kerala Itinerary

7 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights

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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 some historical perspective at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane. Get outdoors at Cherai Beach and Marari Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom to see Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Kochi (Cochin). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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

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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, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Sarwaa.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip tool.

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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 ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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