8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Go for a jaunt from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam to see Lighthouse Beach about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online driving holiday planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jew Town and Kerala Folklore Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Cherthala to see St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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