15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Munnar
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
4
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
5
Alappuzha
— 1 night
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
7
Thrissur
— 2 nights

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Munnar

Munnar ©

Southern Spice

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls and then see human ingenuity at work at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munnar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Munnar is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Munnar reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 27th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©

Evergreen City of India

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Spas & Wellness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Vellayani Lake, Lighthouse Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Sarwaa, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) planning app.

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds ©
Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

2
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, then look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, and finally kick back and relax at Kappil Beach. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town online itinerary builder.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Light House
Varkala Light House
Spas & Wellness
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha day trip website.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In January in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Edappally Church Complex and Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara. Change things up with a short trip to Adi Shancharachaya Temple in Kalady (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, don't miss a visit to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

Planning Kochi (Cochin) trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

2
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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 6th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, and finally admire the engineering at Chimmony Dam. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and then gain insight at Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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