32 days in Kerala Itinerary

32 days in Kerala Itinerary

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32 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thrissur
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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 out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Anandashram (in Kanhangad), Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, don't miss a visit to Annapoorneswary Temple, step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island, and stroll through KIzhunna Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kannur holiday maker site .

Bengaluru to Kannur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Anandashram, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple

4
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kalpetta: Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sultan Bathery), Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta online road trip planner .

Drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vythiri, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Chembra ©
Chembra

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.
Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Guruvayur (Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, & more) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Thrissur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. November in Thrissur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Alappuzha Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: Pampa (Pamba) River (in Kuttanad) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Vagamon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kerala, Pampa (Pamba) River, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Vagamon ©
Vagamon

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and take a peaceful walk through Gavi Forest.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning app .

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
When in Munnar, make a side trip to see Meesapulimala in Idukki, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar visit planning website .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Kappil Beach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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