60 days in Kerala Itinerary

60 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kannur
— 5 nights
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Kasaragod
— 3 nights
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Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Train
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Varkala Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 6 nights
Drive
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Idukki
— 4 nights
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Thekkady
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Train
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Kannur

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Madayi Kavu (in Pazhayangadi) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island, contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kannur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasaragod

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Kasaragod: Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kasaragod online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kannur to Kasaragod by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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 Kalpetta's surroundings by going to Padinjarathara (Banasura Spices Garden & Fun Fantasy), Sulthan Bathery (Assumption Forane Church & Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple) and Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, and admire the engineering at Padinjarathara Dam.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kalpetta driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kalpetta in 6 hours. In January in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more) and Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

Plan trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town

— 4 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varkala Town: Kollam (Panmana Asramam, Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Varkala Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Varkala Town road trip planning site.

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Munnar

— 6 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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see what you can catch with The Grape Adventures & Holidays, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Varkala Town to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Idukki.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Idukki

— 4 nights
Idukki is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the engineering at Idukki Dam, identify plant and animal life at Vagamon, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and admire the sheer force of Anchuruli Waterfalls.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Idukki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Idukki in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Idukki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 7 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, stroll around Thekkady Rose Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Idukki to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Kottayam

— 4 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and Malayalappuzha Devi Temple (in Pathanamthitta). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and stop by Pulimootttil Silks.

Before you visit Kottayam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Alappuzha

— 5 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Step out of Alappuzha with an excursion to St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo in Pulinkunnu--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, and look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha day trip planning app.

Drive from Kottayam to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 7 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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Thrissur

— 4 nights
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Snow Storm (in Chalakudy), Varikkasseri Mana (in Palakkad) and Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple & Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, see human ingenuity at work at Asurankundu Dam, appreciate the history behind Bible Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodalmanikyam Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thrissur sightseeing app.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Thrissur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

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.