31 days in Kerala Itinerary

31 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Munnar
— 4 nights
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
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Thrissur
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munnar travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Munnar is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Munnar, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Munnar is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

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 parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Thrissur

— 4 nights
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram & Guruvayur Temple) and Vazhachal Falls (in Athirappilly). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodalmanikyam Temple, stroll through Kauthuka Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip planning site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thrissur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Thrissur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Arafath Rent A Bike. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Explore Alappuzha's surroundings by going to Kottayam (Bay Island Driftwood Museum & Kottayam Cheriapally) and Anokhi Wellness (in Kumarakom). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha tour planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 25th (Mon): get great views at Varkala Cliff and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Varkala Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Spas · Shopping · Outdoors

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Poovar Island, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip app.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.