10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Surat
train + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  10​h
Surat

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary creator.

Surat to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munnar.

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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Muttom Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Chinnakanal Waterfalls. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar travel planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

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Chinnakanal Waterfalls, Muttom Beach
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Gavi Forest.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip generator.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Gavi Forest ©
Gavi Forest
Spas & Wellness

1
day
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 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

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Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
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Kovalam

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 3rd (Mon), stroll through Vizhinjam Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Vizhinjam Lighthouse
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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