32 days in Kerala Itinerary

32 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kalpetta
— 4 nights
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 4 nights
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Alappuzha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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Kalpetta

— 4 nights
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalpetta: Padinjarathara (Banasura Spices Garden & Fun Fantasy), Panamaram Jain Temple (in Panamaram) and Sulthan Bathery (Assumption Forane Church & Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Tea Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake, and admire the engineering at Banasurasagar Dam.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta road trip planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kalpetta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Munnar

— 4 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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar road trip planner.

Drive from Kalpetta to Munnar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Thekkady

— 5 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 4 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip site.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Varkala Town

— 4 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Explore Varkala Town's surroundings by going to Kollam (The Cave Temple at Kottukal, Infant Jesus Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kappil Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Varkala Town trip site.

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Alappuzha

— 5 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Change things up with these side-trips from Alappuzha: Kottayam (Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Spas, &more), Kumarakom (Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, explore the activities along Kayamkulam Lake, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Kochi (Cochin)

— 5 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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

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.