10 days in Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Mumbai & Kerala Itinerary

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Mumbai
— 1 day
Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thiruvalla
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mumbai

— 1 day

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, get engrossed in the history at Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, and finally take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mumbai trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mumbai. September in Mumbai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple for their historical value. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder app.

Getting from Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Central Travancore

Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parumala Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Mar Thoma Syrian Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvalla trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvalla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Historic Sites

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Junction and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

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Getting from Thiruvalla to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.