11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kovalam is known for beaches, spas, nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip builder website .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from New Delhi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chinese Fishing Nets in Kochi (Cochin) (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, stroll through Andhakaranazhi Beach, and explore the activities along Punnamada Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip planner .

Getting from Kovalam to Alappuzha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Chinese Fishing Nets, Punnamada Lake, Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thekkady online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) 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

3
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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and get great views at Top Station.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. June in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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