10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Mumbai

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.
Attractions like Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online route maker .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Guruvayur trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Munnar takes 5 hours. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel route planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Poovar Island. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning app .

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 November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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