15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Train
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Kashi Art Gallery or LuLu Mall. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cherai Beach and Fort Kochi Beach. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be little chillier, around 28°C, while days are cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Alappuzha

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Alappuzha itinerary planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town trip planner.

Take a train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 3 nights

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sarwaa and Connemara Market. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planning tool.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 4 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, experience rural life at Spice Walk, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady planning site.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Munnar

— 3 nights

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, relax and rejuvenate at Chandy's Windy Woods Spa, and admire the natural beauty at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip maker tool.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.