13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
5
Kovalam
— 1 night

4
nights
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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Joe Ikareth. Appreciate the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Antique Museum Kochi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad). Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, stop by Jew Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online vacation maker.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in March since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paniyeli Poru, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Marari Beach, thenkick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at International Coir Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Alappuzha are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, thenlook for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and finally take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Muniyara - Anakottapara park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munnar road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abraham's Spice Garden and Green Land Spice Garden. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip website.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kovalam attractions site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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