10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Cherthala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Cherthala

Cherthala ©
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters.

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

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Cherthala is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, expect Cherthala to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Cherthala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip planning site .

Getting from Cherthala to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munnar road trip planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Kappil Beach). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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