30 days in Kerala Itinerary

30 days in Kerala Itinerary

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30 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kollam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

4
days
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.
Step out of Munnar with an excursion to Chinnakanal Waterfalls in Chinnakanal--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, and admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls.

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Mumbai (Bombay) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

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Chinnakanal Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

4
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take a peaceful walk through Gavi Forest.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Coffee & Tea Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Periyar National Park

4
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

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Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

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Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

1
day
Mararikulam

On the 27th (Mon), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kollam.

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Marari Beach

3
days
Kollam

The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
We've included these beaches for you: Kollam Beach and Thirumullavaram Beach. When in Kollam, make a side trip to see Kottarakkara Ganapathy Temple in Kottarakkara, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House, make a trip to Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, tour the water at your own pace with PalmTree Houseboat, and step off the mainland to explore Munroe Island.

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Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kollam takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kottarakkara Ganapathy Temple
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Kollam Beach
Thirumullavaram Beach
Munroe Island

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Samudra Beach & Hawa Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach, Papasnanam Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach

3
days
Kozhikode

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kappad Beach and Kozhikode Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kozhikode to Malappuram to see Kottakkunnu about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Payyoli Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beypore Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Matri Dei Cathedral, and savor the flavors at Kumari Wafers.

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Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode with the Route module. December in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kottakkunnu
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Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach
Payyoli Beach

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach. Step out of Kannur to go to Azhikode and see Chal Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos.

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Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Kannur takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Chal Beach Park
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach

3
days
Kasaragod

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bekal Beach and Kappil Beach. Step out of Kasaragod with an excursion to Anandashram in Kanhangad--about 1h 10 min away.

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Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 3 hours. December in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
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Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach
Anandashram

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