22 days in Kerala Itinerary

22 days in Kerala Itinerary

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22 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Palkulangara Devi Temple. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 3 hours. In September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangala Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online road trip planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

4
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Parumala Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala), St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud) and Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kottayam day trip site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cherthala, Parumala Church, Kerala Backwaters, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St. George Orthodox Church
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St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guruvayur Temple and Vadakkunnathan Temple. Explore Guruvayur's surroundings by going to Thrissur (Kurumbakavu Temple, Shatrughna Temple, & more) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur visit site .

Drive from Kottayam to Guruvayur in 4 hours. October in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Jew Town and Church of Saint Francis. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take a stroll through Mattancherry, and contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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