8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Bekal
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Lucknow

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night
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, then stroll through Bekal Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kappil Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bekal trip itinerary maker site .

Lucknow to Bekal is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lucknow in May, you will find days in Bekal are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Bekal

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bekal Fort
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kannur trip planner.

You can drive from Bekal to Kannur in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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nights
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.
On the 19th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, then contemplate the long history of St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Theme Parks Shopping
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Walking tours
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
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Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Munnar holiday planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Off-Road Tours
Climbing Tours

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