10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Take a break from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning app .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holy Land, Kovalam Beach
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Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step off the beaten path and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Spice Walk. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden, and have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Ilanjippara Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thrissur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Guruvayur Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, then steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane.

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You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Spas
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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