13 days in Kerala & Hyderabad Itinerary

13 days in Kerala & Hyderabad Itinerary

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13 days in Kerala & Hyderabad Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Kappil Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary site .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for slightly colder days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 15th (Mon), look and learn at Green land spice garden, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady itinerary planner .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then stroll through Ezhara Beach, and then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, then walk around Chal Beach Park, then snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Azhikode
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Chal Beach Park ©
Chal Beach Park

3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, don't miss a visit to Buddha Statue, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of Our Lady of Health.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hyderabad driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kannur to Hyderabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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