15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Guruvayur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip tool .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: highs in Kovalam hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Guruvayur takes 6.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cherai Beach and Munambam Beach. Get some historical perspective at Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. Pamper yourself for a day on the 22nd (Mon) at some of the top local wellness centers. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Jew Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Spas Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Vilangan Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shankara Samadhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, then make a trip to Kerala Kalamandalam, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ashtamudi Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thrissur itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Thrissur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thrissur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ashtamudi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Vilangan Hills ©
Vilangan Hills
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha holiday planner .

You can drive from Thrissur to Alappuzha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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