17 days in Kerala Itinerary

17 days in Kerala Itinerary

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17 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + taxi:  17​h
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  4​h
3
Varkala Town
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munnar road trip planner.

Paris, France to Munnar is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. In January, Munnar is warmer than Paris - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get in touch with nature at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

4
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Sivagiri. Get in touch with nature at Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Varkala Town's surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple) and Neeramankara Shiva Temple (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Varkala Light House.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Varkala Town trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Varkala Town by combination of taxi and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. January in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Neeramankara Shiva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

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.
On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

Make your Alappuzha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online visit planner .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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