27 days in Ernakulam District & Kottayam Itinerary

27 days in Ernakulam District & Kottayam Itinerary

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27 days in Ernakulam District & Kottayam Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Arayankavu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kottayam
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kothamangalam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Malayattoor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Chendamangalam
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Arayankavu

Arayankavu ©
Arayankavu is a village in Kerala, south India with Piravam Road as the nearest railway station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arayankavu: Andhakaranazhy Beach (in Andhakaranazhy), Tripunithura (Deer Park & Thanneerchal Park) and Cherthala (Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arayankavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arayankavu trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi to Arayankavu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Arayankavu to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Arayankavu

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cherthala, Kochi (Cochin), Andhakaranazhy Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Arayankavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Arayankavu Bhagavathy Temple

12
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 Kottayam's surroundings by going to Vagamon Kurisumala (in Vagamon), Punnamada Lake (in Kuttanad) and Mararikulam (Mararikulam Beach, Marari Beach, & more). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Vembanad Lake, don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kottayam travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Arayankavu to Kottayam takes 1.5 hours. October in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kothamangalam.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Mararikulam, Kerala, Pathanamthitta, Punnamada Lake
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

3
nights
Kothamangalam

Kothamangalam ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Areeckal Waterfalls (in Piramadam) and Muvattupuzha (Muvattupuzha Bridge & Grand Centre Mall).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kothamangalam online travel planner .

Drive from Kottayam to Kothamangalam in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kothamangalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Malayattoor.

Things to do in Kothamangalam

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Muvattupuzha, Idamalayar Dam, Areeckal Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Idamalayar Dam ©
Idamalayar Dam
Keerikkadan's Green Park ©
Keerikkadan's Green Park

4
nights
Malayattoor

Malayattoor ©
Get out of town with these interesting Malayattoor side-trips: Kalady (St. Mary's Forane Church,Kanjoor, Shri Krishna Temple, & more), Athirapalli Water Falls (in Ayyampuzha) and Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady).

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Malayattoor trip planning app .

Drive from Kothamangalam to Malayattoor in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Malayattoor are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Chendamangalam.

Things to do in Malayattoor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalady, Kodanad, Illithodu, Paniyeli Poru
Highlights from your plan
Kodanand Elephant Training Centre ©
Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara ©
Birthplace of Sri Adi Shankara
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church

4
nights
Chendamangalam

Chendamangalam ©
Chendamangalam is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chendamangalam Jewish Synagogue.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chendamangalam travel route planner.

Drive from Malayattoor to Chendamangalam in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Chendamangalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chendamangalam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jew's Synagogue ©
Jew's Synagogue