13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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13 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pothamedu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple & Poovar Island). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary maker website .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Kovalam are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

3
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pothamedu sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Thekkady to Pothamedu by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Pothamedu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, and finally stroll through Snehatheeram Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Guruvayur visit planner .

Drive from Pothamedu to Guruvayur in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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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.
Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 27th (Thu) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Spas
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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