10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Bhubaneswar

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam.

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Bhubaneswar to Mararikulam is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in January, expect Mararikulam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom Craft Museum, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
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 14th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then wander the streets of Jew Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip site.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
night
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 16th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Thottada Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, then make a trip to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paithalmala Hill Station.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Thekkady to Kannur in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Paithalmala Hill Station
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Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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