20 days in Kerala Itinerary

20 days in Kerala Itinerary

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20 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Doha

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route builder tool .

Doha, Qatar to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Kochi (Cochin) is 2 hours. Traveling from Doha in August, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are cooler (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mararikulam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. September in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cherthala
Highlights from your plan
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud, look and learn at Green land spice garden, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Munnar to Kottayam to see Kattikkayam Waterfalls about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kattikkayam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Step out of Kovalam with an excursion to Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, and steep yourself in history at Rock cut temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kovalam journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Kovalam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock cut temple, Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

4
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 Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to go to Varkala and see Varkala Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarkara Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip website .

You can drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holy Land, Varkala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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