11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Bekal
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h
6
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lucknow

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then make a trip to Bekal Fort, then expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bekal planner .

Lucknow to Bekal is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Lucknow in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bekal: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Bekal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal Fort
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Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner .

You can drive from Bekal to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam, then take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read 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 February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, then admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
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Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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night
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 19th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, and then stop by Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planning site .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varkala.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

3
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then look for gifts at Sarwaa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff, enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala visit planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Varkala in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thangassery Light House
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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