11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala route planner

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Fly
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive
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Kasaragod
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hawa Beach and Kappil Beach. Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple (in Kovalam) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Spas & Wellness, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site.

Jaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Munnar

— 2 nights

Southern Spice

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 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Thoovanam Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, and finally admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then see human ingenuity at work at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 4 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vypeen Island and Heavenly Holidays. Discover out-of-the-way places like Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre and International Coir Museum. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Vishnu Temple in Alappuzha, approximately Alappuzha away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Edappally Church Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, and take an in-depth tour of Kerala Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Kannur

— 1 night

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kannur travel route tool.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Kasaragod

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kasaragod trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.