10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner.

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Mumbai in January, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady online trip planner .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online holiday planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Vishnu Temple (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vishnu Temple, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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