10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
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 16th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar holiday builder .

Lucknow to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Lucknow in October, Munnar is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Shopping
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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 18th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip builder .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Shabab Perfumes, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Asparagus) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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