11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  9​h
1
Bekal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bekal trip itinerary planning app .

Bengaluru to Bekal is an approximately 8-hour car ride. April in Bekal sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Bekal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal Fort
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip planner .

Drive from Bekal to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Choottad Beach ©
Choottad Beach

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shiva Temple Ernakulam and Edappally Church Complex. Attractions like Vallarpadam Church and Ernakulatthappan Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner .

Getting from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva 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 19th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar online holiday planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 20th (Sat), look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, then admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Suruli Falls. On the next day, get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and finally get great views at Parunthumpara.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady holiday maker site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Parunthumpara, Suruli Falls
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Suruli Falls ©
Suruli Falls
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Puthenthoppu Beach, look for gifts at Sarwaa, then make a trip to Venkatachalapathy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Muthalapozhi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Venkatachalapathy Temple
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Muthalapozhi ©
Muthalapozhi
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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