11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planning website .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species 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 next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip planning app .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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

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 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, examine the collection at Napier Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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