12 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

12 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

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12 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Raipur
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Raipur

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 11th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, wander the streets of Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder site .

Raipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, and then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toThiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ayur Kerala Health Care as well as Poovar Island. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head off the coast to Poovar Island and then relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Kerala Health Care. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Shanghumukham Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Connemara Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder website .

Take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Ayur Kerala Health Care ©
Ayur Kerala Health Care

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Chitharal Hill Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then make a trip to Gandhi Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chitharal Hill Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip site .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

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