10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kalpetta
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Thalassery Sea Bridge ©
Thalassery Sea Bridge

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

1
night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Chembra.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kalpetta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kasaragod to Kalpetta by car takes about 6 hours. August in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and finally make a trip to Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally hunt for treasures at Connemara Market.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Thrissur road trip app .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thrissur by combination of flight and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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 10th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, stop by Tribes India, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex, and then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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