10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Train
4
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Munnar

— 1 night

Southern Spice

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar online driving holiday planner.

Salem to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Shopping

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church and then relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varkala Town trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately Mararikulam away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.