13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
2
Kovalam
— 6 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder.

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in November: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Kanyakumari (Bhagavathy Amman Temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, see human ingenuity at work at Neyyar Dam, stroll through Hawa Beach, and explore the activities along Vellayani Lake.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam travel route app.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam by car takes about an hour. November in Kovalam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kanyakumari, Vizhinjam, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, thenadmire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip tool.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
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 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, thenpaddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip site.

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Alappuzha are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, thenkick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner.

Take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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