11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll explore and learn at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum. Visit Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Varkala Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planning app .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Get in touch with nature at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, look and learn at Green land spice garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady online journey planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guruvayur sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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