10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gaya
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Gaya

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ivor Madom Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Thrissur online travel planner.

Gaya to Thrissur is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gaya in July: highs in Thrissur hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Shatrughna Temple ©
Shatrughna Temple

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 3rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally identify plant and animal life at Echo Point.

To plan Munnar vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Thrissur to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, stop by Greenworld Spices & Herbal, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue and then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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