9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Lighthouse Beach and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Shop till you drop at Shalimar Weaves and Ramachandran. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Hawa Beach) and Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

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Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
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.
Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple for their historical value. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, stop by Waltons Boutique, and wander the streets of Mattancherry.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mararikulam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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