10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly:  2​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Hyderabad

2
days
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 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Keralashopee, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary creator.

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

2
days
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 11th (Wed), admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Drive.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Parks Shopping
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue
Mattancherry Palace

2
days
Alappuzha

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha holiday planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Thekkady holiday planner.

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

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