11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Priyadarshini Planetarium. Get a sense of the local culture at Kuthira Malika and Beemapally Mosque. Step out of Kovalam to go to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and see Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake and get outside with Golden Sand Beach Resort.

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Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Kovalam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake
Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium
Spas

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Popular historic sites such as Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Kalvari Mount and Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains. When in Thekkady, make a side trip to see Pattumala Matha Church in Vagamon, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains, Kalvari Mount, Pattumala Matha Church
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Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

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 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Andhakaranazhi Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alappuzha itinerary planning website .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Edappally Church Complex and Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Vallarpadam Church and Shiva Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Thrissur (Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine & Sobha City Mall) and Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Kerala Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Kuzhupilly Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Thrissur, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
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Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine

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