11 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to College Street (Boi Para) and then take a stroll through Park Street.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). In July, daily temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Park Street ©
Park Street
College Street (Boi Para) ©
College Street (Boi Para)

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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.
Visit Edappally Church Complex and St. Antony's Shrine for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam. Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Malayattoor (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church & Malayattoor Church). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, admire the masterpieces at Gallery OED Cochin., take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Flower Church, and stop by Waltons Boutique.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route builder app .

Getting from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in July, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Malayattoor, Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thrissur journey builder .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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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 13th (Sat): stop by Kerala Crafts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Thrissur to Thekkady in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Sarwaa, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chalai Bazaar, and then identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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