11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kannur itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Capitol Mall ©
Capitol Mall

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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Walking tours

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online travel planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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

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.
Head to Moon Stone Arts and Vizhinjam Fishing Harbourfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Lighthouse Beach and Varkala Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Asparagus (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, & more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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