10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h
1
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 day
taxi + train:  3​h 45​min
4
Varkala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kasaragod online route planner .

Mumbai to Kasaragod is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Kasaragod to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Kanjirakoli Waterfall.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kannur route planner .

Getting from Kasaragod to Kannur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Thalassery Sea Bridge ©
Thalassery Sea Bridge
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

1
day
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 2nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady holiday planning app .

You can drive from Kannur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

3
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Janardhana Swami Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, & more). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff, look for gifts at Jewels Sky, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Thekkady to Varkala in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple
Spas
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner .

You can drive from Varkala to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Walking tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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