10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip maker website.

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Museums

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip app.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Kovalam

— 1 night
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel route app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

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 2nd (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, and finally look for gifts at Jewels Sky.

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Traveling by car from Kovalam to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. April in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your trip

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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Kerala travel guide

3.8
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.