8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala attractions planner
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Stockholm


Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Kochi (Cochin) is 4.5 hours. In September, Kochi (Cochin) is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Spas
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Kovalam — 1 night

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kovalam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Kovalam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varkala Town.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trip
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Varkala Town — 2 nights

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Jewels Sky, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Varkala Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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Highlights from your trip

Kerala travel guide

Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.