12 days in Kerala Itinerary

12 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder website.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a bit warmer than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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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 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, thenadmire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and stop by Mattancherry.

Plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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