25 days in Kerala Itinerary

25 days in Kerala Itinerary

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25 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Pothamedu
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kovalam
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach, see the sky in a new way at Science Park, and find something for the whole family at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kannur trip builder site .

Bengaluru to Kannur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Banasura Sagar Dam and Thirunelli Temple. Step out of Kalpetta with an excursion to Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum) in Sultan Bathery--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Karalad Lake, Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), Banasurasagar Dam
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Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake

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.
Kids will enjoy Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Get out of town with these interesting Guruvayur side-trips: Thrissur (Sobha City Mall, Kauthuka Park, & more) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), admire all the interesting features of Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Guruvayur trip planner .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Guruvayur in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Attractions like Anayirankal Dam Reservoir and Blossom Hydel Park make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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

Drive from Guruvayur to Pothamedu in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pothamedu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Munnar, Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

3
nights
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, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Pothamedu to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

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

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple will thrill your kids. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online trip builder .

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Priyadarshini Planetarium, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stroll through Hawa Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip tool .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kovalam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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