37 days in Kerala Itinerary

37 days in Kerala Itinerary

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37 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kannur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Get some historical perspective at Kappad Beach and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like S.M. Street and Kadalur Point Light House. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Focus Mall, look for gifts at Sabrang Ethnic Boutique, get to know the fascinating history of Ponmudi Hill Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Payyoli Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kozhikode trip planning app .

Mumbai to Kozhikode is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ponmudi Hill Station, Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Fort St. Angelos. Visiting Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Kannur with an excursion to Thalassery Fort in Thalassery--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at G Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Kannur takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Thalassery Fort, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guruvayur Temple and Vadakkunnathan Temple. Popular historic sites such as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Vilwadrinatha Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Guruvayur (Elephant Camp Sanctuary & Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)), Kodungallur (Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque & Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple) and Varikkassery Mana (in Ottapalam). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Shakthan Thampuran Palace, examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thrissur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Thrissur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Thrissur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Kodungallur, Varikkassery Mana, Vilwadrinatha Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple

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.
Tea Museum and C.S.I Christ Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Climbing Tours. When in Munnar, make a side trip to see Hindustan Spices and Herbals in Idukki, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hindustan Spices and Herbals
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mangala Devi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals. Appreciate the collections at Green land spice garden and INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip website .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Parumala Church and St. George Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), Thiruvalla (St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church & Mar Thoma Syrian Church) and Trove (in Kanjirappally). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple and pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kottayam online day trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Cherthala, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo, St. George Orthodox Church, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church

7
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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Anokhi. Appreciate the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. The adventure continues: stop by Kochi Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip app .

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

5
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.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds will appeal to history buffs. Head to Moon Stone Arts and Shalimar Weavesfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, Lighthouse Beach, & more) and Varkala (Varkala Beach, Sivagiri, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreevaraham Temple Pond.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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