12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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12 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvalla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
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 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker app .

Ahmedabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parumala Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paliakkara Church.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvalla trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvalla in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Paliakkara Church ©
Paliakkara Church
St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church ©
St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, examine the collection at International Coir Museum, then explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip tool .

Drive from Thiruvalla to Alappuzha in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Bay Island Driftwood Museum, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip tool .

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

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, then stroll through Bekal Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kasaragod online road trip planner .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kasaragod in 8 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kasaragod can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach

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