11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Indore

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stop by The Art of India, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kappil Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Indore to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Indore in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary site .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mararikulam vacation maker .

Drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Jew Town, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) vacation maker app .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach, and then stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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