11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Meesapulimala in Idukki (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

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Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in July: highs in Munnar hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala

1
night
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 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip maker tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Alappuzha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thrissur travel tool .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Guruvayur
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, then kick back and relax at Dharmadam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

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

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