13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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13 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Varkala Aquarium, Varkala Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planning website .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

1
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 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam tour planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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 23rd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then look for gifts at Greenworld Spices & Herbal, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thekkady trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip maker .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Jew Town and then find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey maker website .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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