15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
3
Kannur
— 3 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
5
Thekkady
— 4 nights
End: Chennai

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Beemapally Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Varkala Light House & Spas & Wellness). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

2
nights
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 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ivor Madom Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shankara Samadhi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thrissur trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort St. Angelos and Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oorpazhassi Kavu Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kannur vacation tool .

You can drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

3
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 cultural insight at Jew Town and Kerala Folklore Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Mattancherry, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip website .

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar National Park will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Green land spice garden and INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip maker tool .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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