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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Guruvayur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kannur day trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple ©

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, contemplate the long history of Hosdurg Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Nithyanand Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Malla Temple. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kottancheri Hills, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bela Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kasaragod travel route planner.

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

1
day
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 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guruvayur planner .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Guruvayur in 8 hours. In April in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ernakulatthappan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Antony's Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 13th (Sat): stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at Rock cut temple, and finally stroll through Samudra Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker .

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 April, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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