10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dar es Salaam

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lighthouse Beach and Varkala Beach. Head to Moon Stone Arts and Parthasfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Samudra Beach) and The Art of India (in Varkala). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stop by Ramachandran, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary tool .

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dar es Salaam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Dar es Salaam in May, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then stop by Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and finally stop by Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, and then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Waltons Boutique, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, then stop by Kochi Books, then stop by Anokhi, and finally stop by Joe Ikareth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then stop by Shabab Perfumes, then stop by Centre Square, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Goodwill Collection.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Idiom Book Sellers ©
Idiom Book Sellers
Joe Ikareth ©
Joe Ikareth

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