10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Kanyakumari (Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Kanyakumari Beach) and Poovar Island (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip builder.

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alleppey Backwater Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Marari Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, then get a tailor-made plan with Alleppey Backwater Cruises, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 28th (Mon): gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner.

Take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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