18 days in Kerala Itinerary

18 days in Kerala Itinerary

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18 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kauthuka Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum Kochi and David Hall Gallery & Cafe. Venture out of the city with trips to Thrissur (Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine & Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple) and Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, browse the different shops at Centre Square Mall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Thrissur, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims), look for all kinds of wild species at Mavoor Wetlands, enjoy the sand and surf at Kappad Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, and finally take a stroll through S.M. Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): revel in the low prices at HiLite Mall, kick back and relax at Beypore Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, then stroll through Kozhikode Beach, and finally learn more about the world around you at Deepanjali lamp museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kozhikode trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kozhikode takes 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims)
Highlights from your plan
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Tali Temple ©
Tali Temple
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, delve into the distant past at Muniyara - Anakottapara park, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Munnar online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kozhikode to Munnar in 7.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

3
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 Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. Popular historic sites such as Mangala Devi Temple and Pattumala Matha Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden, and walk around Thekkady Rose Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, stroll through Kumarakom Beach, see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arayankavu Bhagavathy Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Kattikkayam Water Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Mozart Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kumarakom travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kumarakom takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kottayam, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, St. George Orthodox Church, Arayankavu Bhagavathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, explore the activities along Kayamkulam Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, and finally see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chavara Bhavan Shrine.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha attractions app .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Alappuzha in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Get some cultural insight at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Varkala Light House & Janardhana Swami Temple) and Kovalam (Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Agastya Mala, and look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary ©
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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