44 days in Kerala Itinerary

44 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Drive to Kannur International Airport, Fly to Cochin International Airport, Drive to Thekkady
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 5 nights
Taxi to Aluva, Train to Thrissur
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Thrissur
— 5 nights
Train
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kasaragod
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kollam
— 5 nights
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Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Kannur International Airport, Drive to Thalassery

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Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore hidden gems such as Parunthumpara and Pattumala Matha Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Thekkady: Sita Devi Lake (in Idukki) and Ramakkalmedu (in Nedumkandam). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kerala Spices & Herbal Garden Visit, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planning website.

Thalassery to Thekkady is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Munnar

— 5 nights

Southern Spice

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meesapulimala and Lockheart gap. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Anayirankal Dam Reservoir (in Idukki) and Illikkal Kallu (in Kottayam). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Thrissur

— 5 nights
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 Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Thumboormuzhy Dam (in Chalakudy), Palakkad (Malampuzha Dam & Malampuzha Garden and Dam) and Guruvayur (Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) & Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Kauthuka Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vazhachal Falls.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Munnar to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. February in Thrissur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 6 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shiva Temple Ernakulam and Walking tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom) and Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Kannur

— 4 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thottada Beach and Payyoli Beach. Explore Kannur's surroundings by going to Kunjali Marakkar Museum (in Vadakara), Sabrang Ethnic Boutique (in Kozhikode) and Thalassery (Thalassery Fort, Holly Rosary Church, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, make a splash at Vismaya Water Park, and take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasaragod

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Kappil Beach. Explore Kasaragod's surroundings by going to Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod trip planner.

Drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kalpetta

— 4 nights
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Thirunelli Temple and Thusharagiri Waterfalls. Venture out of the city with trips to Pazhassi Kudeeram (in Mananthavady), Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly) and Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Meenmutty Falls, and admire the engineering at Padinjarathara Dam.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kalpetta road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kalpetta takes 6 hours. March in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 5 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Shri Chitra Art Gallery. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to go to Kovalam and see Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Veli Tourist Village, examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

You can fly from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kollam

— 5 nights
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shalimar Weaves and Parumala Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kollam side-trips: Varkala Town (Varkala Aquarium, Asparagus, &more), Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara) and Pathanamthitta (Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Bhagavathy Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thirumullavaram Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Port Kollam Church, delve into the lush surroundings at Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, and get great views at Neendakara Port.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kollam planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kollam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.