35 days in Kerala Itinerary

35 days in Kerala Itinerary

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35 days in Kerala Itinerary

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: Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar), Sree Ramaswami Temple (in Thalassery) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ettikulam Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Annapoorneswary Temple.

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New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Kalpetta side-trips: Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara) and Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, head off the coast to Kuruvadweep, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point.

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Traveling by car from Kannur to Kalpetta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. 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
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Chembra ©
Chembra

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thrissur: Palakkad (Meenvallam Waterfalls, Kalpathy Temple, & more) and Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram & Guruvayur Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur road trip tool .

Getting from Kalpetta to Thrissur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can 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
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Cherai Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip website .

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 in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to 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
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church), Pathanamthitta (St Thomas Ecumenical Church & Valiyakoikal Temple) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kottayam route site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In February in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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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. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive 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, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. 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, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can 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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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Spas, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. March in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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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