10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Adi Shancharachaya Temple, don't miss a visit to Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vazhachal Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Thumboormuzhy Dam and then admire the sheer force of Charpa Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Athirappilly online holiday builder .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athirappilly is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Athirappilly is 2 hours. When traveling from Jeddah in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athirappilly: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kalady, Thumboormuzhy Dam
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Vazhachal Falls ©
Vazhachal Falls
Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara ©
Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara
Thumboormuzhy Dam ©
Thumboormuzhy Dam

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chinnakanel Water Falls and Kalari Kshethra. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip maker app .

Drive from Athirappilly to Munnar in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kumarakom Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Thangal Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kumarakom by car takes about 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Thangal Hill
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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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 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kumarakom to Mararikulam in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam 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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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