10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala travel planner

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Keralayathra Tours and Travels and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Munnar

— 3 nights

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.
Visit C.S.I Christ Church and Muniyara - Anakottapara park for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meesapulimala and Chinnakanel Water Falls. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then stop by Green Land Spice Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online road trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Alappuzha

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha sightseeing planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 1 night

Queen of the Arabian Sea

On the 11th (Fri), visit Jew Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning site.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Kerala travel guide

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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.