12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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12 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Bekal
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anandashram and Madhur Temple. Get some historical perspective at Bekal Fort and Malla Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bekal: Kasaragod (Kottancheri Hills, Ananthapura Lake Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bekal online road trip planner .

New Delhi to Bekal is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bekal: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bekal

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, examine the collection at Hill Palace of Tripunithura, and then wander the streets of Jew Town. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bekal to Kochi (Cochin). In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 30th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then stop by Hindustan Spices and Herbals, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online holiday planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Hindustan Spices and Herbals
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary ©
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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