10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur sightseeing tool .

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Thekkady takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Get some historical perspective at Church of Saint Francis and Salem Marthoma Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Mararikulam (Mararikulam Beach & Marari Beach). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ernakulatthappan Temple, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
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 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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