26 days in Kerala Itinerary

26 days in Kerala Itinerary

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26 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
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 the city life by going to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Cherthala and see St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, take a stroll through Mattancherry, and admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

4
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.
Guruvayur Temple and Vadakkunnathan Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur), Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Venkitachalapathy Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilwadrinatha Temple, steep yourself in history at Shakthan Thampuran Palace, and admire the striking features of Varikkasseri Mana.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thrissur travel planner .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Thrissur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Olappamanna Mana, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and St. George Orthodox Church. Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Thiruvalla (Parumala Church, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, & more), St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud) and Valiyakoikal Temple (in Pathanamthitta). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

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Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kottayam takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, St. George Orthodox Church, Valiyakoikal Temple, Kerala Backwaters
Highlights from your plan
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tea Museum and Green land spice garden. Change things up with a short trip to Mistletoe art Gallery in Munnar (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary website .

Getting from Kottayam to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Adimalathura Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Hawa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online itinerary planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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