10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bhopal

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.
Attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Poovar Island make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route planner.

Bhopal to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Alappuzha online journey planner .

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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.
On the 6th (Tue), 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 Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, and finally get your game on at Kauthuka Park.

Before you visit Thrissur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Thrissur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, and find something for the whole family at V-Pra Kaayal Floating Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kannur attractions planner .

Getting from Thrissur to Kannur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

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