11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Kumarakom
— 1 night
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Kovalam
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Kannur
— 1 night

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Get outdoors at Keralayathra Tours and Travels and Cherai Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wonderla Amusement Park and Shiva Temple. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip website.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Anokhi Wellness, then stroll through Kumarakom Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Canoe Kerala.

Plan my day in Kumarakom using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kumarakom takes 1.5 hours. In December in Kumarakom, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Alappuzha attractions planning tool.

Drive from Kumarakom to Alappuzha in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Poovar Backwater Cruise. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Poovar Backwater Cruise, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Poovar Backwater Cruise ©
Poovar Backwater Cruise
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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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 25th (Fri): stroll through Hawa Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip app.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
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Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach
Spas & Wellness

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planning site.

Drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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Varkala Town

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kappil Lake, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll through Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town travel planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Spas & Wellness
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Kappil Lake ©
Kappil Lake

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Kannur

Kannur ©

Land of Looms and Lores

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 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Varkala Town to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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