8 days in Hyderabad & Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Hyderabad & Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Hyderabad & Kerala Itinerary

Hyderabad
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Thrissur
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Hyderabad

1
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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Charminar, step into the grandiose world of Golkonda Fort, then take a memorable drive along Tank Bund, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad journey site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hyderabad. In April, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Tank Bund ©
Tank Bund

2
days
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Kovalam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, you will find days in Kovalam are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
days
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 Paradesi Synagogue and Salem Marthoma Church. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, don't miss a visit to Paliam Dutch Palace, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Paliam Dutch Palace, Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodalmanikyam Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

#Historic Sites

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Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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