12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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12 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bekal Beach, expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, and then kick back and relax at Kappil Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kasaragod trip planner .

London, UK to Kasaragod is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Kasaragod reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Payyambalam Beach and Thottada Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Madayipara and Azhikkal Beach. Take a break from Kannur with a short trip to Thalassery Fort in Thalassery, about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kannur driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kannur takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikkal Beach, Thalassery Fort
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 14th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Lakkidi View Point and then admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall). On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Kuruvadweep and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kalpetta road trip app .

You can drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple
Kuruvadweep ©
Kuruvadweep

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse and then explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hawa Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace

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.
On the 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple. On the next day, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, stop by Kochi Books, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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