11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Rajahmundry
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Rajahmundry

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip builder .

Rajahmundry to Kovalam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, appreciate the views at Chinnakanel Water Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the activities along Punnamada Lake.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Punnamada Lake
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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