15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Agartala
Fly:  14​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
Agartala

4
days
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stop by Keralashopee, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

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Agartala to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

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Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

3
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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