10 days in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

10 days in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 30 min
6
Goa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

1
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 10th (Tue), stop by Jew Town.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday app.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
nights
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 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online itinerary planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

1
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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

Discover how to plan a Munnar trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Thekkady attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai holiday builder website.

Getting from Thekkady to Madurai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goa trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Madurai to Goa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Milsim Goa Paintball ©
Milsim Goa Paintball

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