10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Chennai

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker website .

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in September, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 9th (Mon), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In September in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route builder .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, head off the coast to Poovar Island, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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