11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chandragiri Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod route maker site .

Mumbai to Kasaragod is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
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.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Madayipara, kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 19th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory and then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kannur to Thekkady by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Mattancherry, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, then look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, and finally explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Hill Palace of Tripunithura, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. On the next day, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Hawa Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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