11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and finally stop by Sarwaa.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kovalam is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Kovalam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Neeramankara Shiva Temple ©
Neeramankara Shiva Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Kumarakom Craft Museum, browse the exhibits of Kerala Album Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, and finally look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mozart Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. In November in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kottayam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. November in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paradesi Synagogue and Kashi Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Antony's Shrine and St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and stroll through Cherai Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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