10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
On the 29th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip planning app .

Ahmedabad to Kovalam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake

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night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kumarakom Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kumarakom trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Kumarakom takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

1
night
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 1st (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 see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady itinerary planner.

Getting from Kumarakom to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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night
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 3rd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Guruvayur day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Guruvayur takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Guruvayur

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

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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 7th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 7.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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