15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kozhikode
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Pallivasal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the different shops at G Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip maker tool .

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): wander the streets of S.M. Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, then revel in the low prices at HiLite Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Focus Mall.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kozhikode trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kannur to Kozhikode in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Head to Parthas and Mall of Travancorefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to see Saphalyam Shopping Complex about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Kozhikode to Kovalam with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: stop by Kerala Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thekkady tour builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Pallivasal

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pallivasal vacation maker .

Getting from Thekkady to Pallivasal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pallivasal

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Munnar
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Indian Industriesfor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Cochin Spice Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Pallivasal to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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