11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
Train + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
End: Jerusalem

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
On the 13th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip tool.

Jerusalem, Israel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, experience rural life at Spice Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, get great views at Lockheart gap, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wonderla Amusement Park and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vadakkunnathan Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Walking tours
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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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 20th (Sun): make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pallikkunnu Church, and finally kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kannur itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 21st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then stroll through Kappil Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kasaragod trip maker website.

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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