36 days in Kerala Itinerary

36 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kalpetta
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly
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Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 6 nights
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Thrissur
— 5 nights
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Kalpetta

— 2 nights
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Kalpetta side-trips: Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri), Padinjarathara (Banasura Spices Garden & Fun Fantasy) and Sulthan Bathery (Assumption Forane Church & Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Tea Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Chembra.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta trip planner.

Bhopal to Kalpetta is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Bhopal in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kalpetta, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 6 nights

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 13th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kalpetta to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Alappuzha

— 4 nights

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.
Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online trip builder.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Varkala Town

— 2 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Moon Stone Arts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus. On your second day here, explore the activities along Kappil Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, and finally contemplate the long history of Sivagiri.

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Getting from Alappuzha to Varkala Town by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In June in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 5 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Hawa Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, look for gifts at Sarwaa, and get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Munnar

— 5 nights

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 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munnar road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 6 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Thrissur

— 5 nights
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Guruvayur Temple, &more), Snow Storm (in Chalakudy) and Charpa Waterfall (in Athirappilly). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauthuka Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur road trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thrissur in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Thrissur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.