30 days in Kerala Itinerary

30 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala holiday planner

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Kannur
— 2 nights
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Kalpetta
— 3 nights
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Madayi Sree Vadukunda Shiva Temple (in Pazhayangadi) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kannur fast, fun, and easy.

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalpetta

— 3 nights
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Padinjarathara (Fun Fantasy & Banasura Spices Garden). There's more to do: Head underground at Edakkal Caves and take in the awesome beauty at Chembra.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kalpetta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Munnar.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Munnar

— 4 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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kalpetta to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 5 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady vacation planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 4 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kappil Lake, then look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Sivagiri.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Varkala Town trip planner.

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Alappuzha

— 4 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.
Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to Anokhi Wellness in Kumarakom, about 56 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Alappuzha day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. November in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 5 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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.