12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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.
Visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Beemapally Mosque for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, &more) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santhigiri Ashram, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planning site.

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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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.
Vallarpadam Church and Little Flower Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Wonderla Amusement Park and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thuravoor Mahakshethram, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach.

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

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mararikulam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Alappuzha
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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