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)
— 3 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)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and stop by ViaKerala Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Guruvayur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Munnar in 5 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation planner.

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, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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