11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Attractions like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Vallarpadam Church make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker site .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Guruvayur online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

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

few
hours
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 other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Munnar in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanyakumari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, Shri Chitra Art Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kovalam road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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