10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pallivasal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planner .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Appreciate the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and stop by Kerala Crafts.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Pallivasal

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. On the 13th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Pallivasal trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Pallivasal in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Pallivasal

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Munnar
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Palayur Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip planner .

Getting from Pallivasal to Guruvayur by car takes about 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Vadakkunnathan Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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.
On the 16th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app .

Getting from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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