10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mararikulam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  1​h
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai

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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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munnar driving holiday site .

Chennai (Madras) to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May: highs in Munnar hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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 2nd (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online journey builder .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum. For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Anokhi. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, stop by Idiom Book Sellers, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and buy something for everyone on your list at Oberon Mall.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning website .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stop by Moon Stone Arts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, then stop by Shalimar Weaves, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach. On the next day, stop by Royal Art Gallery, look for gifts at The Art of India, and then kick back and relax at Kollam Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Varkala trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Varkala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Kollam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then stop by Keralashopee, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Ramachandran, take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online day trip planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala to Kovalam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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