10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam road trip tool .

Bhubaneswar to Mararikulam is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bhubaneswar in January, with highs in Mararikulam at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Kumarakom Craft Museum
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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.
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. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Parks
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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): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kovalam online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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), admire the natural beauty 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, then snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paithalmala Hill Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kannur vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kannur takes 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 time for 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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