11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Surat

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Varkala Light House). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner .

Surat to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Surat in June, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Cherai Beach and Puthuvype Beach will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

Discover how to plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Puthuvype Beach ©
Puthuvype Beach
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 8th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and then head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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 10th (Tue), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munnar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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