47 days in Kerala Itinerary

47 days in Kerala Itinerary

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47 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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) and Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Guruvayur Temple, & more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ivor Madom Temple.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip itinerary maker tool .

Ahmedabad to Thrissur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thrissur, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing, Alappuzha Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday website .

Getting from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

5
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 St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, & more). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kottayam online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, St. George Orthodox Church, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo
Highlights from your plan
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

6
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, and shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip planning site .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Royal Art Gallery) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 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 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kalpetta.

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

5
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 out of town with these interesting Kalpetta side-trips: Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara), Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sulthan Bathery). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panamaram Jain Temple, make a trip to Thrissillery Shiva Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kalpetta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panamaram Jain Temple, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Banasurasagar Dam, Wayanad Tea Museum, Banasura Spices Garden
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra

5
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Kasaragod in 5.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kasaragod are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Thalassery (Sri Jagannatha Temple, Sree Ramaswami Temple, & more), Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara) and Kozhikode (Payyoli Beach & Sargaalaya). There's still lots to do: stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kannur driving holiday app .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thalassery, Kozhikode, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Spas

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