10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Bekal
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Varkala Town

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 5th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Varkala Aquarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, then stop by The Art of India, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kappil Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ashtamudi Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Varkala Town trip itinerary builder tool .

New Delhi to Varkala Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Varkala Town: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashtamudi Lake, Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Spas & Wellness
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Ashtamudi Lake ©
Ashtamudi Lake

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 7th (Tue), look for gifts at Greenworld Spices & Herbal and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

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Do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Greenworld Spices & Herbal, Suruli Falls
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Suruli Falls ©
Suruli Falls
Spas
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Chinnakanel Water Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Meesapulimala and Spas. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar attractions planning website .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
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Off-Road Tours
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Ettikulam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur day trip website .

Drive from Munnar to Kannur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bekal.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ettikulam Beach ©
Ettikulam Beach
Choottad Beach ©
Choottad Beach
KIzhunna Beach ©
KIzhunna Beach

2
nights
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hosdurg Beach.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bekal itinerary planner.

Drive from Kannur to Bekal in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bekal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kottancheri Hills, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
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Shri Gopalakrishna Temple ©
Shri Gopalakrishna Temple

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