30 days in Kerala Itinerary

30 days in Kerala Itinerary

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30 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Varkala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Thottada Beach and Paithalmala Hill Station. Visit Payyambalam Beach and Azhikkal Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Kannur to go to Thalassery and see Sree Ramaswami Temple, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, admire the landmark architecture of Gundert Bungalow, get engrossed in the history at Arakkal Museum, and take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Azhikode, Ezharakund Waterfalls, Paithalmala Hill Station, Sree Ramaswami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

3
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bekal Fort and Madhur Temple. Ananthapura Lake Temple and Madiyan Koolom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Kasaragod, make a side trip to see Anandashram in Kanhangad, approximately 44 minutes away.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Take a break from the city and head to Snehatheeram Beach and Elephant Camp Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Change things up with these side-trips from Guruvayur: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Thrissur (Shatrughna Temple, Heritage Garden, & more). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur trip tool .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Guruvayur in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Edappally Church Complex. Appreciate the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Museum. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll around Subhash Park, and take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, International Coir Museum, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vagamon and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple and Parumala Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom (about 1 hour away). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Illikkal Kallu and explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. June in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parumala Church, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Vembanad Lake
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Illikkal Kallu ©
Illikkal Kallu

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Ramakkal and Shiny Tours & Travals are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Kalvari Mount. Venture out of the city with trips to Pampa Ganapathy Temple (in Sabarimala), Barren Hills (in Vagamon) and Parunthumpara (in Peermade). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, take a peaceful walk through Gavi Forest, and see human ingenuity at work at Idukki Dam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady day trip website .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Idukki, Barren Hills, Parunthumpara, Pampa Ganapathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount
Ramakkal ©
Ramakkal

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kalari Kshethra or Tata Tea Outlet. Get outdoors at Meesapulimala and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. June in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Idukki
Highlights from your plan
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala
Climbing Tours
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak

3
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Thangassery Light House. Visiting Kappil Lake and Kappil Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Varkala side-trips: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, and get great views at Varkala Cliff.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Varkala trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Varkala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Varkala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thangassery Light House
Highlights from your plan
Kappil Lake ©
Kappil Lake
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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