60 days in Kerala Itinerary

60 days in Kerala Itinerary

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60 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Kannur
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kasaragod
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kalpetta
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pathanamthitta
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kottayam
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Munnar
— 6 nights
Taxi + Train:  2​h 30​min
9
Thrissur
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
10
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode), Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara) and Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Sri Jagannatha Temple). There's still lots to do: stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kannur route planner.

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 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Explore Kasaragod's surroundings by going to Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kasaragod holiday site .

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In December in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kalpetta.

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
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kalpetta: Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara), Sulthan Bathery (Assumption Forane Church & Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple) and Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Banasura Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta attractions planner .

Getting from Kasaragod to Kalpetta by car takes about 5.5 hours. In December in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Banasurasagar Dam, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Wayanad Tea Museum, Kariyathumpara
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach, Asparagus, & more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planner.

Getting from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pathanamthitta: Chengannur (Chengannur Mahadeva Temple & Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple), Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thenmala) and Thiruvalla (Parumala Church & Maramon Convention). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Ecumenical Church, don't miss a visit to Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara, and stroll the grounds of Mor Ignatius Manjinikkara Dayara.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Pathanamthitta tour planning site .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Pathanamthitta in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chengannur, Thiruvalla, Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara, Mannadi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo (in Pulinkunnu), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Vembanad Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Church, don't miss a visit to Sree Vallabha Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, St. George Orthodox Church, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

6
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive 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

6
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: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munnar online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Idamalayar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thrissur: Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur), St. Thomas Forane Church (in North Paravur) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thrissur by combination of taxi and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, St. Thomas Forane Church, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

7
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): Alappuzha (Alappuzha Beach & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

Plan my trip to Kochi (Cochin) with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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

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