33 days in Kerala Itinerary

33 days in Kerala Itinerary

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33 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
11
Palakkad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
14
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Indore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Indore to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indore in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munnar online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mangala Devi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady journey maker site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. On the 9th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Konni Elephant Training Centre and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Konni Forest Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Ecumenical Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pathanamthitta online visit planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pathanamthitta are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Konni Elephant Training Centre
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Bay Island Driftwood Museum and Clay Art Cafe. Escape the urban bustle at Vagamon and Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Illikkal Kallu.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam online travel planner .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. In September in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aruvikkuzhi Waterfall, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 14th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then examine the collection at International Coir Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planning site .

Drive from Kottayam to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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 some historical perspective at Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cherai Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, stop by ViaKerala Shop, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

Plan a trip to Kochi (Cochin) easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, then explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vilangan Hills. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, and then admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Waterfalls.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thrissur online road trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vilangan Hills ©
Vilangan Hills
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then get engrossed in the history at Arakkal Museum, then contemplate the long history of Tellicherry Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Madayipara, and then enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner.

You can drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Madayipara ©
Madayipara

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, deepen your knowledge of military history at Bekal Fort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kottancheri Hills and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kasaragod holiday builder website .

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

2
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Nelliyampathy Hills, steep yourself in history at Seethargundu Viewpoint, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Dhoni Waterfalls, identify plant and animal life at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Palghat.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palakkad trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Palakkad takes 8 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Palakkad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Palakkad

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dhoni Waterfalls ©
Dhoni Waterfalls
Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple ©
Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Thunchan.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Guruvayur online travel planner .

Drive from Palakkad to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. September in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Thunchan, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

1
night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Charpa Waterfall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Athirappilly trip planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Athirappilly takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Athirappilly are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Malayattoor, Paniyeli Poru
Highlights from your plan
Charpa Waterfall ©
Charpa Waterfall
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Krishna Menon Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Deepanjali lamp museum, then identify plant and animal life at Sarovaram Biopark, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Mavoor Wetlands, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, and then visit a coastal fixture at Beypore Lighthouse.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Kozhikode trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Athirappilly to Kozhikode in 4.5 hours. October in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beypore Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary ©
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Deepanjali lamp museum ©
Deepanjali lamp museum
Tali Temple ©
Tali Temple

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