35 days in Kerala Itinerary

35 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Varkala Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalpetta
— 3 nights
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Kannur
— 3 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Evergreen City of India

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday maker website.

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
nights
Varkala Town

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala Town: Kollam (Thangassery Light House & Port Kollam Church) and Hanging Bridge Punalur (in Punalur). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Kappil Lake, and get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Varkala Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

4
nights
Munnar

Southern Spice

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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Varkala Town to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

5
nights
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

4
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Kottayam

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kottayam: St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally), Anokhi Wellness (in Kumarakom) and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kerala Backwaters, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and make a trip to Kumaranalloor.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kottayam trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
nights
Alappuzha

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Change things up with these side-trips from Alappuzha: Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo (in Pulinkunnu). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Edathua Church, and admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kottayam to Alappuzha by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

3
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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: Fun Fantasy (in Padinjarathara), Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Sulthan Bathery (Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple & Assumption Forane Church). The adventure continues: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, take in panoramic vistas at Lakkidi View Point, step off the mainland to explore Kuruvadweep, and take an in-depth tour of Wayanad Tea Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta visit planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kalpetta by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

3
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Kannur

Land of Looms and Lores

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 a short trip to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple in Parassinikadavu (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach, and contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kannur online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Kannur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.