10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kannur
— 1 night
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
New Delhi

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vallarpadam Church and Edappally Church Complex. Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodanad to see Kodanand Elephant Training Centre about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple and look for gifts at Anokhi.

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New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Kodanand Elephant Training Centre

2
days
Kovalam

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowara Beach, and then stop by Keralashopee. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Hawa Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Chowara Beach
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach

2
days
Kalpetta

One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 21st (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill and then admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

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Getting from Kovalam to Kalpetta by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. October in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

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Banasura Hill

2
days
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 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Ettikulam Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple. On your second day here, cool off at Sadhoo Merry Kingdom, step off the mainland to explore Kavvayi Islands, and then get great views at Alakapuri Waterfalls.

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You can drive from Kalpetta to Kannur in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

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Ettikulam Beach
Kavvayi Islands
Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary

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