39 days in Kerala Itinerary

39 days in Kerala Itinerary

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39 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Bekal
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kannur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Munnar
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
day
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Bekal Beach, deepen your knowledge of military history at Bekal Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bekal sightseeing planning app .

Manchester, UK to Bekal is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Bekal due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect Bekal to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Bekal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal Fort
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and KIzhunna Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Payyambalam Beach and Thottada Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, identify plant and animal life at Madayipara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach, and kick back and relax at Ettikulam Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kannur day trip planner .

Getting from Bekal to Kannur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada 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.
Get some historical perspective at Thirunelli Temple and Pallikkunnu Church. Get in touch with nature at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) and Meenmutty Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalpetta: Sultan Bathery (Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum) & Assumption Forane Church). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Banasura Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point, and head off the coast to Kuruvadweep.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Kannur to Kalpetta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Pallikkunnu Church
Highlights from your plan
Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kappad Beach and Payyoli Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ponmudi Hill Station and Tali Temple. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kozhikode Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with S.M. Street, savor the flavors at Kumari Wafers, and identify plant and animal life at Mavoor Wetlands.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kozhikode road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Kozhikode in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ponmudi Hill Station
Highlights from your plan
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Tali Temple ©
Tali Temple
Ponmudi Hill Station ©
Ponmudi Hill Station

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 hidden gems such as Vadakkunnathan Temple and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Take a break from the city and head to Athirapally Falls and Elephant Camp Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram (in Guruvayur) and Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach.

To plan Thrissur vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Thrissur takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Azhikode Munakkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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.
Get outdoors at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Kashi Art Gallery. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Mattancherry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ernakulatthappan Temple, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple are in your itinerary. Visit Mararikulam Beach and Marari Beach for some beach relaxation. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon and don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kottayam trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kottayam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate C.S.I Christ Church and Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Chinnakanel Water Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Lakkam Waterfalls (in Marayur) and Cheeyappara Waterfalls (in Idukki). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Chokramudi Peak, get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, and take in the dramatic scenery at Attukal Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Munnar in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Lakkam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

7
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.
Visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and Janardhana Swami Temple for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Napier Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Varkala Beach, Papasnanam Beach, & more), Kovalam (Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach, & more) and Chowara Beach (in Chowara). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, stop by Keralashopee, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

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. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Chowara Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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