50 days in Kerala Itinerary

50 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 8 nights
Train
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Thrissur
— 5 nights
Train to Aluva, Taxi to Munnar
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Munnar
— 6 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 6 nights
Train
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Varkala Town
— 5 nights
Train
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, walk around Subhash Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at Cherai Ayurvedic Bhavan Spa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kochi (Cochin). In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 23:

Thrissur

— 5 nights
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Explore hidden gems such as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Vazhachal Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Guruvayur Temple (in Guruvayur), Snow Storm (in Chalakudy) and Thumboormuzhi Garden (in Athirappilly). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, don't miss a visit to Kerala Kalamandalam, take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thrissur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

Munnar

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road Tours and Photo Point. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Thrissur to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:

Thekkady

— 8 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Abraham's Spice Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Thekkady side-trips: Pattumala Matha Church (in Vagamon) and Ramakkalmedu (in Nedumkandam). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planning app.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 11:

Kottayam

— 5 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kumaranalloor and Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panachikkadu Dakshina Mookambika Saraswathi Temple, explore the galleries of Mozart Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

Before you visit Kottayam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Alappuzha

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and International Coir Museum. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: stroll through Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Thottappally Beach, explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, and gain insight at Kathakali.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha visit planner.

You can drive from Kottayam to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:

Varkala Town

— 5 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Vishnu Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varkala Town: Kollam (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Port Kollam Church). There's lots more to do: get great views at Varkala Cliff, observe the fascinating underwater world at Varkala Aquarium, get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, and look for gifts at Jewels Sky.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In February in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, stop by Sarwaa, make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Agastya Mala.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:

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.