4 days in Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planning tool .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, stroll through Marari Beach, and then stroll through Alappuzha Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady journey builder tool .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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