22 days in Kerala Itinerary

22 days in Kerala Itinerary

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22 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kasaragod
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarkara Devi Temple, then stroll through Hawa Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip site .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Ecumenical Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pathanamthitta road trip site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrikodithanam Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paliakkara Church. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, St. George Orthodox Church, Thrikodithanam Temple, St. Mary's Forane Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©
St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Paradesi Synagogue. Visit St. Antony's Shrine and Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Mary's Forane Church (in Cherthala). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take a stroll through Jew Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai 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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and finally contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madayi Kavu.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Madayi Kavu
Highlights from your plan
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Madayi Kavu ©
Madayi Kavu

5
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Step out of the city life by going to Bekal Beach and Kappil Beach. Anandashram and Ananthapura Lake Temple will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Kasaragod to Kanhangad to see Madiyan Koolom about 50 minutes away.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In October in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Kanhangad
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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