38 days in Kerala Itinerary

38 days in Kerala Itinerary

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38 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kannur: Anandashram (in Kanhangad), Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Sri Jagannatha Temple) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner.

Guwahati to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trips

Thalassery, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Anandashram, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Sree Ramaswami Temple ©
Sree Ramaswami Temple

3
nights
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Go for a jaunt from Malappuram to Nilambur to see Central Forest Nursery about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims), make a trip to Tirumanthamkunnu Temple, examine the collection at Nilambur Teak Museum, and gain insight at Arya Vidya Sala.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malappuram itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kannur to Malappuram in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Malappuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Forest Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Hanuman temple alathiyoor ©
Hanuman temple alathiyoor
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple ©
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple

4
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly), Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple (in Mananthavady) and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sultan Bathery). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, admire the engineering at Banasurasagar Dam, take in panoramic vistas at Lakkidi View Point, and admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kalpetta holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Malappuram to Kalpetta takes 3 hours. In October in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vythiri, Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Wayanad Tea Museum, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, Thrissillery Shiva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Chembra ©
Chembra

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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Varkala Beach & Varkala Light House) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Holy Land, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner .

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 in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

4
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady road trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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

3
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: Thiruvalla (Maramon Convention, Sree Vallabha Temple, & more) and Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, make a trip to Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Ecumenical Church.

Find out how to plan Pathanamthitta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Paliakkara Church (in Thiruvalla). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kottayam online visit planner .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerala, Paliakkara Church, St. George Orthodox Church, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Jew Town, and look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) route planning app .

Getting from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar), Guruvayur (Venkitachalapathy Temple, Guruvayur Temple, & more) and Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilwadrinatha Temple.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Thrissur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Palakkad, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

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