10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

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 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then make a trip to Jew Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Chandigarh to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady holiday planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Rock cut temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Varkala Beach and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. When in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), make a side trip to see The Art of India in Varkala, approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route builder tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about an hour. In January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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