35 days in Kerala Itinerary

35 days in Kerala Itinerary

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35 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pathanamthitta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Palakkad
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kannur
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala (Moon Stone Arts & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online tour itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in August, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planning tool .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Pathanamthitta: Mannadi Devi Temple (in Adoor), Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thenmala) and Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Ecumenical Church, make a trip to Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, and delve into the lush surroundings at Konni Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pathanamthitta trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pathanamthitta can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara, Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, Mannadi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thiruvalla (Parumala Church, Sree Vallabha Temple, & more), Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, and make a trip to Kumaranalloor.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip planner .

Drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. September in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

5
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 out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Illithodu, Marari Beach, Adi Shancharachaya Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Palakkad side-trips: Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls & Attappadi Hills) and Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple (in Kollengode). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nelliyampathy Hills, and don't miss a visit to Seethargundu Viewpoint.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palakkad travel route builder .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Palakkad in 3.5 hours. In September in Palakkad, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Palakkad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mannarkkad, Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Attappadi Hills ©
Attappadi Hills
Sree Guruvayurappan Temple ©
Sree Guruvayurappan Temple

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Kodungallur (Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple & Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India) and Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Guruvayur Temple, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, and make a trip to Kerala Kalamandalam.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thrissur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palakkad to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Thrissur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Kodungallur
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Sri Jagannatha Temple). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, and make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Thrissur to Kannur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmadam Island ©
Dharmadam Island
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas

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