10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

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Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chinnakanel Water Falls and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, identify plant and animal life at Echo Point, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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.
Attractions like Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Kumarakom Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters, see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom travel route planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kottayam, Kerala Backwaters
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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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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

Plan my trip to Kochi (Cochin) with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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