12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly to Cochin International Airport, Drive to Mararikulam
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Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Mararikulam

— 1 day
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam road trip site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mararikulam is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mararikulam: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by Shalimar Weaves, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Varkala Town trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Shopping · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Kovalam

— 2 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

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Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.