39 days in Kerala Itinerary

39 days in Kerala Itinerary

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39 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Thalassery (Thalassery Fort, Sri Jagannatha Temple, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kannur travel route planner.

Bengaluru to Kannur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Thalassery, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple (in Mananthavady), Wayanad Tea Museum (in Wayanad) and Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), and admire the engineering at Padinjarathara Dam.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kalpetta holiday planning tool .

Drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur), St. Thomas Forane Church (in North Paravur) and Guruvayur (Venkitachalapathy Temple, Guruvayur Temple, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip builder .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Thrissur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India, St. Thomas Forane Church
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Sree Vallabha Temple (in Thiruvalla) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kottayam itinerary planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kottayam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerala, Sree Vallabha Temple, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thenmala), Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla) and Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple (in Chengannur). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), and don't miss a visit to Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pathanamthitta online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Pathanamthitta in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple, Parumala Church, Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

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 parks, nightlife, shopping, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pathanamthitta to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

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
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, museums, nightlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the engineering at Idamalayar Dam, and take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Idamalayar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Varkala Beach & Royal Art Gallery) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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