16 days in Kashmir & Kerala Itinerary

16 days in Kashmir & Kerala Itinerary

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16 days in Kashmir & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Anantnag
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gulmarg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dubai


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2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg. On your second day here, explore the activities along Dal Lake.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Srinagar trip itinerary planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Srinagar is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Srinagar. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Srinagar to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anantnag.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

1
night
Anantnag

Anantnag ©
Anantnag /ə'nʌntna:g/ or /-nɑːg/ ; ''; "Countless springs") is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.EtymologyThe name Anantnag is derived from the Sanskrit term NH 44 (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways)(India)|NH 44renumbering]] (former name NH 1A before renumbering of all national highways). On the 8th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Amarnath Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Anantnag day trip planning website .

You can drive from Srinagar to Anantnag in 1.5 hours. September in Anantnag sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Anantnag

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Amarnath Cave ©
Amarnath Cave

2
nights
Gulmarg

Gulmarg ©
A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, trek along Outer Circle Walk, and then take in the awesome beauty at Apharwat Peak. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve and then tee off at Gulmarg Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gulmarg travel route site .

You can drive from Anantnag to Gulmarg in 3 hours. In September in Gulmarg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Gulmarg

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Outer Circle Walk ©
Outer Circle Walk
Apharwat Peak ©
Apharwat Peak
Gulmarg Golf Course ©
Gulmarg Golf Course

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.
Visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Cherai Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edappally Church Complex and Kerala Folklore Museum. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) route maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulmarg to Kochi (Cochin) takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gulmarg in September: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
night
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 15th (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thrissur online travel planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
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Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Thrissur Zoo & Museum ©
Thrissur Zoo & Museum

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Palakkayam Thattu, then browse the different shops at Capitol Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur road trip website .

You can drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Shopping Wildlife Parks
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Capitol Mall ©
Capitol Mall
Palakkayam Thattu ©
Palakkayam Thattu
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, then kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kottancheri Hills, and then explore the activities along Elephent Fall Charladka.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kasaragod tour itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. September in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koottamundu Glass Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Panamaram Jain Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta trip planner.

Getting from Kasaragod to Kalpetta by car takes about 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), Panamaram Jain Temple
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Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

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