11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
5
Munnar
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip maker.

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Kovalam hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

3
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, stop by Mattancherry, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip planning website.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Mararikulam sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

Drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Munnar to Idukki to see Meesapulimala about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munnar vacation tool.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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