11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Chennai (Madras)

4
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cherai Beach and Kodanand Elephant Training Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kochi (Cochin). May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
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Cherai Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple

2
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mararikulam Beach, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then stop by Pulickattil Handicrafts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha road trip planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Mararikulam Beach
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Sree Subramanya Swami Temple ©
Sree Subramanya Swami Temple
Pulickattil Handicrafts ©
Pulickattil Handicrafts

1
day
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 17th (Thu): revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady attractions planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Spas, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

2
days
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Mount Carmel Church ©
Mount Carmel Church

2
days
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.
On the 20th (Sun), look for gifts at Sarwaa, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then stroll through Shanghumukham Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

You can 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. In May, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Kovalam
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
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Samudra Beach

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