12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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12 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  7​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musafir Day Tours, Tea Museum and Christopher Holidays. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then catch all the local highlights with Christopher Holidays.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour planning site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. August in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Musafir Day Tours ©
Musafir Day Tours
Christopher Holidays ©
Christopher Holidays
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mudra Cultural Centre as well as Abraham's Spice Garden. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then see a show at Mudra Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Alappuzha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Andhakaranazhi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palaruvi Falls, Thangassery Light House and Ashtamudi Lake. On the 30th (Fri), explore the activities along Ashtamudi Lake and then enjoy the sea views from Thangassery Light House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Palaruvi Falls.

Make your Kollam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kollam takes 2.5 hours. August in Kollam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kollam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ashtamudi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls
Ashtamudi Lake ©
Ashtamudi Lake
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

1
night
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 1st (Sun), stroll through Adimalathura Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation site .

Traveling by car from Kollam to Kovalam takes 2.5 hours. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach
Spas

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