11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
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.
You've now added Punarjani Traditional Village to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Punarjani Traditional Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary planner .

Coimbatore to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Climbing Tours
Punarjani Traditional Village ©
Punarjani Traditional Village

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Navarasa Kathakali Centre. On the 18th (Sun), see a show at Navarasa Kathakali Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Samskrithy Center for Indian Performing Arts has been added to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Sree Subramanya Swami Temple. Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha day trip planning tool .

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. On the next day, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
On the 25th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Kaalikesam Waterfalls, then stroll through Sothavilai Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari online trip planner .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Sothavilai Beach ©
Sothavilai Beach
Kaalikesam Waterfalls ©
Kaalikesam Waterfalls

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