11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, then kick back and relax at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in November: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Neighborhoods, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Spas & Wellness
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough 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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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 11th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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 find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala (Varkala Light House, Spas & Wellness, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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