10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive
4
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Munnar

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and finally take a peaceful walk through Photo Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar vacation maker website.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in February; daily highs in Munnar reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Kovalam

— 1 night
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 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online attractions planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Alappuzha

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha travel tool.

Take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Chinese Fishing Nets and Paradesi Synagogue. There's much more to do: gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip maker.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

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.