10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
train:  45​min
1
Alappuzha
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

1
day
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Marari Beach and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Earthyroutes.

Plan trip to Alappuzha with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Buddha Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 8th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online holiday maker .

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Munnar travel route planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Climbing Tours

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