20 days in Kerala Itinerary

20 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
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Munnar
— 4 nights

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo (in Pulinkunnu) and Canoe Kerala (in Kumarakom). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters, stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Kappil Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stroll through Varkala Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town trip builder site.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©

Evergreen City of India

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey builder website.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, make a short side trip with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, take in the dramatic scenery at Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, and relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planner.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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Munnar

Munnar ©

Southern Spice

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Munnar holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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