10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kids will enjoy Elephant Junction and Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning app .

Pune to Thekkady is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (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
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kids will enjoy Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (The Art of India & Kappil Beach) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and kick back and relax at Muthalapozhi.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Step out of Alappuzha to go to Kottayam and see Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha visit app .

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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