20 days in Kerala & Lakshadweep Itinerary

20 days in Kerala & Lakshadweep Itinerary

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20 days in Kerala & Lakshadweep Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Lakshadweep
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Kids will enjoy Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Sri Rajarajeswara Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kannur to Parassinikadavu to see Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, and don't miss a visit to Kerala Folklore Academy.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kannur trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Kannur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Lakshadweep.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple

1
day
Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep tourism thrives due to its remote and secluded appeal and coral reefs.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lakshadweep trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kannur to Lakshadweep with the Route module. You'll set off for Kochi (Cochin) on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Lakshadweep

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park. Change things up with a short trip to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online vacation builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lakshadweep to Kochi (Cochin). In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Thrissur using our trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. October in Thrissur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chinnakanel Water Falls and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Dr.Bala Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munnar vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Thrissur to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

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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.
Family-friendly places like Elephant Junction and Green land spice garden will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

Discover how to plan a Thekkady trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Take a break from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with a short trip to Varkala Beach in Varkala, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): Head underground at Edakkal Caves, get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), and then admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall). On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake, see human ingenuity at work at Banasurasagar Dam, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Banasura Hill.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Banasurasagar Dam, Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum)
Highlights from your plan
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake

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