35 days in Kerala Itinerary

35 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7 h
1
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Munnar
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Anandashram (in Kanhangad), Sree Ramaswami Temple (in Thalassery) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur day trip planner.

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Anandashram, Mridanga Saileswari Temple, Sree Ramaswami Temple, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Chembra.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kalpetta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Banasurasagar Dam, Banasura Spices Garden
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam

4
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram & Guruvayur Temple) and Palakkad (Meenvallam Waterfalls, Kalpathy Temple, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Kauthuka Park, and admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Thrissur online trip builder.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Thrissur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Thrissur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Pathanamthitta (St Thomas Ecumenical Church & Valiyakoikal Temple) and Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, and don't miss a visit to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kottayam online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kerala, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvalla, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady vacation site.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munnar.

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
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar driving holiday website.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To plan Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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