33 days in Kerala Itinerary

33 days in Kerala Itinerary

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33 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pathanamthitta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Thrissur
— 4 nights
8
Kannur
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online attractions planner .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Step out of Munnar with an excursion to Meesapulimala in Idukki--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Munnar using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

4
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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

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

4
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Explore Pathanamthitta's surroundings by going to Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Mavelikara), Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, explore the activities along Achankovil River, don't miss a visit to Pampa Ganapathy Temple, and appreciate the history behind Vavar Shrine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pathanamthitta visit planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sabarimala, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, Parumala Church, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
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Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

4
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, admire the sheer force of Kattikkayam Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam road trip planner.

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerala Backwaters, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kattikkayam Waterfalls ©
Kattikkayam Waterfalls

5
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

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

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Palakkad (Pattambi Nercha, Meenkulathi Bhagavathi AmmanTemple, & more) and Guruvayur (Chowallurpady Siva Temple, Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thrissur trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Palakkad, Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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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.
Explore Kannur's surroundings by going to Valiyaparamba Backwaters (in Bekal), Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kannur online day trip planner .

Getting from Thrissur to Kannur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Anandashram, Sree Ramaswami Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters
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Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas

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