11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online tour planner.

Bengaluru to Thekkady is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munnar tour site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paradesi Synagogue and Kashi Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, stop by Idiom Book Sellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

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Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Do your shopping at Shalimar Weaves and Keralashopee. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach, &more) and The Art of India (in Varkala Town). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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