35 days in Kerala & Tirupati Itinerary

35 days in Kerala & Tirupati Itinerary

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35 days in Kerala & Tirupati Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
10
Tirupati
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Fort St. Angelos. Change things up with a short trip to Sree Ramaswami Temple in Thalassery (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary builder app .

Ahmedabad to Kannur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anandashram, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kottancheri Hills. On the next day, trek along Ranipuram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kasaragod journey website .

Getting from Kannur to Kasaragod by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Ranipuram ©
Ranipuram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Banasurasagar Dam, admire the natural beauty at Banasura Spices Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Chembra.

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

Getting from Kasaragod to Kalpetta by car takes about 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kalpetta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Banasurasagar Dam, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Banasura Spices Garden
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Lighthouse Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
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 Water Falls and Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur), Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram & Guruvayur Temple) and Palakkad (Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple & Kalpathy Temple). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thrissur tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thrissur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Palakkad, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Kashi Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, make a trip to Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour builder .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vembanad Lake and Vagamon. Venture out of the city with trips to Thiruvalla (St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, & more) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kottayam online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, St. George Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
Vagamon ©
Vagamon

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Abraham's Spice Garden. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud, have fun at Thekkady Rose Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

5
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple and Srivari Mettu. Venture out of the city with trips to Sahasra Linga Temple (in Chittoor), Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple (in Srikalahasti) and Thiruthani Murugan Temple (in Thiruthani). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, make a trip to Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple, and walk around Deer Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirupati route site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Tirupati in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, Ganesh Temple, Sahasra Linga Temple, Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple, Thiruthani Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple

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