21 days in Kerala Itinerary

21 days in Kerala Itinerary

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21 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Copenhagen

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Alappuzha Lighthouse (in Alappuzha) and Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. In February, Kochi (Cochin) is much warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple, Marari Beach, Alappuzha Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

4
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kottayam: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Ecumenical Church, and make a trip to Kumaranalloor.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kottayam online attractions planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pathanamthitta, Kerala, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, St. George Orthodox Church, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

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, explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park, look and learn at Green land spice garden, and have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munnar journey builder .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online journey planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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