10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Dubai

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 22nd (Thu), have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
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 28th (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar holiday builder site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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