11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Ahmedabad

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ahmedabad in December since evenings lows in Munnar dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens
Tea Museum
Rose Gardens

2
days
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 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pattumalai Church, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

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The Pattumalai Church
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 11th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kovalam vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Nature
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Samudra Beach

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 13th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach. On your second day here, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planner.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is very close to Kovalam. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Varkala
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Varkala Beach
Poovar Island
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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