13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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13 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Visiting Cherai Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, wander the streets of Jew Town, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in March since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Paniyeli Poru
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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha road trip app .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Muniyara - Anakottapara park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Shiny Tours & Travals. Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady road trip planning site .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 19th (Thu): stroll through Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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