20 days in Kerala Itinerary

20 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train
5
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Train
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Kannur
— 2 nights
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Munnar

— 3 nights

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.
Tea Museum and C.S.I Christ Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Kalari Kshethra and Tata Tea Outletfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see what you can catch with The Grape Adventures & Holidays, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ahmedabad in February since evenings lows in Munnar dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Let the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Spas

Kovalam

— 3 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Popular historic sites such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Saphalyam Shopping Complex & Shri Chitra Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kovalam Beach, examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and stop by Sarwaa.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam tour planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Varkala Town

— 2 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then revel in the low prices at Asparagus, and then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kappil Lake, stroll through Kappil Beach, then look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala Town trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors

Alappuzha

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. February in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

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.
Head to Kashi Art Gallery and LuLu Mallfor plenty of shopping. Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Kannur

— 2 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Thottada Beach and Paithalmala Hill Station. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, take an in-depth tour of Arakkal Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur day trip planning website.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.