11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Family-friendly places like Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: stroll through Thottada Beach, kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, and make a trip to Kerala Folklore Academy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kannur day trip planning website .

Mumbai to Kannur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Kauthuka Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thrissur attractions app .

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Guruvayur, 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

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha day trip planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Alappuzha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kovalam Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Varkala Beach & The Art of India). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and get curious at Kerala Science and Technology Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary site .

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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