60 days in Qatar & Kerala Itinerary

60 days in Qatar & Kerala Itinerary

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60 days in Qatar & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
1
Doha, Qatar
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kollam, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pathanamthitta, India
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kottayam, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady, India
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Munnar, India
— 6 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
8
Thrissur, India
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Kannur, India
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar


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5
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Explore Doha's surroundings by going to Sealine Beach (in Mesaieed) and Al Khor Park (in Al Khor). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, buy something for everyone on your list at City Centre Mall, let the kids burn off some steam at MIA Park, and see the interesting displays at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Doha road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major airport is Hamad International Airport. August in Doha sees daily highs of 51°C and lows of 35°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Doha

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sealine Beach, Al Khor Park
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:
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Museum of Islamic Art ©
Museum of Islamic Art
The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Souq Waqif ©
Souq Waqif

6
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip website .

Fly from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Doha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doha in August, plan for much colder days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kollam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Kollam, India

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara) and Hanging Bridge Punalur (in Punalur). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ashtamudi Lake, and make a trip to Sree Mahaganapathi Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kollam road trip planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kollam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ashtamudi Lake, Hanging Bridge Punalur, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Infant Jesus Cathedral ©
Infant Jesus Cathedral
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls
Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara ©

4
nights
Pathanamthitta, India

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Pathanamthitta: Chengannur (Chengannur Mahadeva Temple & Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple), Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thenmala) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), delve into the lush surroundings at Konni Forest Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pathanamthitta online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kollam to Pathanamthitta takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chengannur, Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Parumala Church
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
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Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

6
nights
Kottayam, India

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 Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Thiruvalla (St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, & more) and Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, don't miss a visit to Malliyoor Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, and explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip maker app .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. August in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kattikkayam Waterfalls ©
Kattikkayam Waterfalls

6
nights
Thekkady, India

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip builder site .

Drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

6
nights
Munnar, India

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Munnar: Meesapulimala (in Idukki) and Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chokramudi Peak, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munnar online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Idamalayar Dam, Meesapulimala, Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

6
nights
Thrissur, India

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Guruvayur (Chowallurpady Siva Temple, Guruvayur Temple, & more), Varikkasseri Mana (in Palakkad) and Varikkassery Mana (in Ottapalam). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Munnar to Thrissur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Thrissur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Kodungallur, Malappuram, Varikkassery Mana, Vilwadrinatha Temple
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

7
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip builder .

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Illithodu, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Marari Beach
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

7
nights
Kannur, India

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kannur: Valiyaparamba Backwaters (in Bekal), Thalassery (English Church, Sri Jagannatha Temple, & more) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, and don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur travel route builder app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Madayi Kavu, Ezharakund Waterfalls
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 7:
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple

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