17 days in Kerala Itinerary

17 days in Kerala Itinerary

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17 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Varkala Beach and Adimalathura Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Samudra Beach) and Varkala (Spas & Kappil Beach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, and make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker website .

Manchester, UK to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Azhikkal Beach. Relax by the water at Thottada Beach and Payyambalam Beach. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, stroll through Choottad Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Chal Beach Park, and snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planning app .

Drive from Kannur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip maker site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. December in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cherai Beach and Fort Kochi Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jew Town and Paradesi Synagogue. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Thattekad and see Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

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