11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar holiday planner .

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Munnar dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner.

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Asparagus & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Napier Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam 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 19th (Thu): get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

Plan trip to Thekkady with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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