19 days in Kerala Itinerary

19 days in Kerala Itinerary

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19 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
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.
Relax by the water at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Thottada Beach. Popular historic sites such as Madayi Kavu and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple are in your itinerary. When in Kannur, make a side trip to see Thalassery Fort in Thalassery, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Pallikkunnu Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple, and kick back and relax at Dharmadam Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip planner .

Chennai to Kannur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Madayi Kavu, Thalassery Fort
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Madayi Kavu ©
Madayi Kavu
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Nithyanand Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Malla Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mallikarjuna Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bela Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills.

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Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Anandashram
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Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Guruvayur Temple and Vadakkunnathan Temple are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur), Guruvayur (Venkitachalapathy Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, & more) and Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple and browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thrissur travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Thrissur in 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama 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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Durbar Hall Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam are in your itinerary. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jew Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip tool .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mangala Devi Temple and Pampa Ganapathy Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Thekkady to Sabarimala to see Malikkappuram Devi Temple about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Kerala Crafts, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Thekkady vacation maker app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sabarimala
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Moon Stone Arts & Asparagus) and Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour (in Kovalam). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beemapally Mosque, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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