11 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

11 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala & Goa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach, then snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Thottada Beach. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, stroll through Payyambalam Beach, and then stroll through Azhikkal Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planning app .

Mumbai to Kannur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kannur to Kovalam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady travel planner .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip planning app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Majorda Beach and Betalbatim Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Baga Beach and Arossim Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ozran Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Rei Chapel, contemplate the long history of Reis Magos Fort, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goa travel route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mararikulam to Goa. Traveling from Mararikulam in December, expect nights in Goa to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach
Arossim Beach ©
Arossim Beach

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