55 days in Kerala Itinerary

55 days in Kerala Itinerary

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55 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Kannur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kozhikode
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Malappuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Palakkad
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Thrissur
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Pathanamthitta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Kollam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Thalassery (Sri Jagannatha Temple, Sree Ramaswami Temple, & more) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, don't miss a visit to Annapoorneswary Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur itinerary maker .

New Delhi to Kannur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Thalassery, Ezharakund Waterfalls, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmadam Island ©
Dharmadam Island
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kozhikode side-trips: Thusharagiri Waterfalls (in Thamarassery) and Conolly's Plot (in Nilambur). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kariyathumpara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Matri Dei Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kozhikode trip builder app .

Getting from Kannur to Kozhikode by car takes about 3 hours. In July in Kozhikode, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Conolly's Plot, Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Thusharagiri Waterfalls ©
Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Kariyathumpara ©
Kariyathumpara
Spas

2
nights
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kodikuthimala and then admire the landmark architecture of Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Hanuman temple alathiyoor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Malappuram trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Malappuram takes 1.5 hours. In July in Malappuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palakkad.

Things to do in Malappuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanuman temple alathiyoor ©
Hanuman temple alathiyoor
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple ©
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple

5
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Explore Palakkad's surroundings by going to Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls & Attappadi Hills), Keralamkundu Waterfall (in Karuvarakundu) and Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple (in Kollengode). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, steep yourself in history at Varikkasseri Mana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple, and see human ingenuity at work at Kanjaripuzha Dam.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Palakkad using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malappuram to Palakkad takes 2.5 hours. In July in Palakkad, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mannarkkad, Keralamkundu Waterfall, Thiru Kachamkurissi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Attappadi Hills ©
Attappadi Hills
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Keralamkundu Waterfall ©
Keralamkundu Waterfall

5
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 Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala), Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur) and Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple & Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thrissur online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palakkad to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. In July in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kodungallur, Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (in Malayattoor), Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, hike along Illithodu, pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church, and steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route builder site .

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Adi Shancharachaya Temple, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Marari Beach, Illithodu
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munnar: Idukki (Meesapulimala & Anayirankal Dam Reservoir) and Tea Town Kerala - Munnar (in Suryanelli). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls, take some stellar pictures from Top Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Munnar tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idukki, Tea Town Kerala - Munnar, Idamalayar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud) and Thiruvalla (Parumala Church, Sree Vallabha Temple, & more). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kattikkayam Waterfalls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral, make a trip to Kumaranalloor, and relax in the rural setting at JYES Farms.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kottayam vacation tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Kerala Backwaters
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

3
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 Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur) and Maramon Convention (in Thiruvalla). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Valiyakoikal Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), take a peaceful walk through Konni Forest Reserve, and explore the activities along Achankovil River.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Pathanamthitta trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kottayam to Pathanamthitta in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pathanamthitta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maramon Convention, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple ©
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple
Achankovil River ©
Achankovil River

5
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kollam: Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara) and Hanging Bridge Punalur (in Punalur). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Infant Jesus Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Amritapuri Ashram.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kollam trip planner .

Getting from Pathanamthitta to Kollam by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kollam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hanging Bridge Punalur, Ashtamudi Lake, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
Highlights from your plan
Infant Jesus Cathedral ©
Infant Jesus Cathedral
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Moon Stone Arts). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

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

Getting from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Holy Land, Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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