10 days in Thrissur, Kumarakom & Thekkady Itinerary

10 days in Thrissur, Kumarakom & Thekkady Itinerary

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10 days in Thrissur, Kumarakom & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Thrissur
— 2 nights
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kumarakom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snehatheeram Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thrissur tour planner.

Chennai to Thrissur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Thrissur, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. You will leave for Thrissur on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine.

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You will leave for Kumarakom on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Parthasarathy Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple

3
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Kumarakom Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kumarakom: Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall (in Pallickathodu), Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kottayam (Vaikom Mahadeva Temple & Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Album Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kumarakom trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kumarakom takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kottayam, Mararikulam, Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thekkady day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

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