11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and then kick back and relax at Chavakkad Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thrissur trip tool .

Bengaluru to Thrissur is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for Munnar on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Thrissur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, and then look and learn at Green land spice garden. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

2
nights
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 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Alappuzha holiday planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
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 7th (Sat), admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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 10th (Tue), make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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