12 days in Kerala & Palghar District Itinerary

12 days in Kerala & Palghar District Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Drive to Vasai
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Vasai
— 2 nights
Drive to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 1 night

Evergreen City of India

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning website.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip website.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Munnar

— 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 27th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Kadavum Bagam Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vasai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Vasai

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahavir Dham Jain Tirth, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jivdani Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rajodi Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Bhuigaon Beach. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and then don't miss a visit to Chandika Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vasai journey app.

Explore your travel options from Kochi (Cochin) to Vasai with the Route module. In April in Vasai, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vasai

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.

Palghar District travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Palghar District is a district in the state of Maharashtra in Konkan Division. On 1 August 2014, the Maharashtra State government announced the formation of the 36th district of Maharashtra, when a new Palghar District was carved out of the old Thane district. Palghar District starts from Dahanu at the north and ends at Naigaon. It comprises the talukas of Palghar, Vada, Vikramgad, Jawhar, Mokhada, Dahanu, Talasari and Vasai-Virar. At the 2011 Census, the talukas now comprising the district had a population of 2,990,116.Palghar has an urban population of 1,435,210, that is 48% of total population is living in Urbanized Area. The district is bounded by Thane and Nashik Districts on the east and northeast, and by Valsad District of Gujarat state and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli on the north. The Arabian Sea forms the western boundary, while Vasai-Virar is part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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