13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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13 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Kalpetta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
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 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Vilangan Hills.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip itinerary builder .

Lucknow to Thrissur is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Lucknow in July, plan for slightly colder days in Thrissur, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Vadanapilly Beach
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Vilangan Hills ©
Vilangan Hills
Vadanapilly Beach ©
Vadanapilly Beach
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum ©
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum Kochi, and finally view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Maritime Museum Kochi ©
Maritime Museum Kochi

1
night
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the galleries of Clay Art Cafe, and then admire the sheer force of Kattikkayam Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kottayam travel route site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In July in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kattikkayam Waterfalls ©
Kattikkayam Waterfalls
Clay Art Cafe ©
Clay Art Cafe
Spas

1
night
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 6th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Hachi Chocolate Homemade, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, admire all the interesting features of Spice Walk, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Spas Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

1
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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Agastya Mala.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium
Kuthira Malika ©
Kuthira Malika

1
night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kasaragod online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Kasaragod takes 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kannur tour itinerary app .

Drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Meesapulimala. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kannur to Munnar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Spas Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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