60 days in Kerala Itinerary

60 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kannur
— 5 nights
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Kasaragod
— 4 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
— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kannur: Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Paithalmala Hill Station (in Paithalmala). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ezhara Beach, contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kannur trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kannur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasaragod

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Kasaragod side-trips: Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Nileshwar).

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kasaragod trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. In January in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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 Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly), Padinjarathara (Banasura Spices Garden & Fun Fantasy) and Sulthan Bathery (Assumption Forane Church & Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, admire the engineering at Banasurasagar Dam, and admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kalpetta in 6 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala Town: Kollam (Holy Cross Church, Port Kollam Church, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, get great views at Varkala Cliff, and stop by Moon Stone Arts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Varkala Town trip planner.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planning website.

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, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, stroll around Hill View Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Thomankuthu Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Idukki travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Idukki in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive 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, relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady attractions planning site.

You can drive from Idukki to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally), St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud) and Thiruvalla (Mar Thoma Syrian Church & St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam holiday planning website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alappuzha: Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kottayam to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. February in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Snow Storm (in Chalakudy) and Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, appreciate the history behind Bible Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur online journey planner.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.