11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jew Town, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip maker website .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha planner .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters

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 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online tour planner .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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