13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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13 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Kollam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Palakkad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Jatayu Earth's Center, visit a coastal fixture at Thangassery Light House, then don't miss a visit to Sree Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Port Kollam Church. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kollam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jatayu Earth's Center ©
Jatayu Earth's Center
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip builder site .

You can drive from Kollam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

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

2
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Yakshi Statue, see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Garden and Dam, admire the engineering at Malampuzha Dam, then admire the landmark architecture of Tipu Sultan Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Nelliyampathy Hills, then steep yourself in history at Seethargundu Viewpoint, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Palghat.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Palakkad road trip planning site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Palakkad in 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Malampuzha Dam ©
Malampuzha Dam
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip planner .

Drive from Palakkad to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. July in Thrissur sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Guruvayur
Highlights from your plan
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, stroll through Alappuzha Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner .

You can drive from Thrissur to Alappuzha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters

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