34 days in Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

34 days in Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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34 days in Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
6
Thrissur
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h
7
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
End: Chennai

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Padmanabhapuram Palace and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Varkala Light House, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planning app .

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolukkumalai Tea Estate and Climbing Tours. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore hidden gems such as Abraham's Spice Garden and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and explore and take pictures at Spice Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Vembanad Lake. When in Alappuzha, make a side trip to see Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple in Kumarakom, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, and stroll through Alappuzha Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha road trip tool .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kerala, Mararikulam, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and Edappally Church Complex. Pamper yourself for a day on the 8th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online journey planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Spas Tours
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Athirappilly Waterfalls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Athirappilly (Thumboormuzhi Garden & Athirappilly Falls) and Guruvayur (Elephant Camp Sanctuary, Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Thrissur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Thrissur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Athirappilly, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Athirappilly Waterfalls ©
Athirappilly Waterfalls
Athirappilly Falls ©
Athirappilly Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

4
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Upper Bhavani Lake and St. Stephen's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coimbatore (Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, Brookefields Mall, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, and admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Thrissur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coimbatore
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Thottada Beach. Take a break from Kannur with a short trip to Sree Ramaswami Temple in Thalassery, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Ramaswami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

3
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 23rd (Sat), admire the striking features of Bekal Fort, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bekal Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kappil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malla Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kumble Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kasaragod itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. March in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Anandashram ©
Anandashram

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