18 days in Thane & Kerala Itinerary

18 days in Thane & Kerala Itinerary

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18 days in Thane & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  45 min
1
Thane
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Thrissur
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Thane

Thane ©
Known for the thirty lakes that lie in and around the city, Thane boasts historic temples and buildings, as well as picturesque natural surroundings popular with tourists who want to escape the city hubbub.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St.John the Baptist Church, explore the activities along Upvan Lake, then make a trip to Shri Bhuvan Bhanu Jain Manas Mandir Tirtha, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Mandir Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thane trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Thane is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Thane can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thane

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Upvan Lake ©
Upvan Lake
Hanuman Mandir Temple ©
Hanuman Mandir Temple

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha (St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal & Alappuzha Beach). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thane to Kochi (Cochin). In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Venture out of the city with trips to Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Guruvayur (Parthasarathy Temple & Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snehatheeram Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, and have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Thrissur day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Chinnakanel Water Falls and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munnar online road trip planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Thrissur to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Family-friendly places like Elephant Junction and Green land spice garden will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, and examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip maker .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Lighthouse Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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