13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): visit Jew Town.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Yaounde, Cameroon to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Yaounde to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from Yaounde in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Kochi (Cochin). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then stop by Pulickattil Handicrafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, thenkick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

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 30th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pattumala Matha Church. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Alappuzha to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, thenstop by Keralashopee, and then look for gifts at Sarwaa. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kovalam online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at The Art of India, thenstroll through Varkala Beach, and then stop by Shalimar Weaves. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, thenadmire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, thenbrowse the range of quality goods at RamachandraN, and finally stop by Keralashopee.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip app.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Varkala Town
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Shalimar Weaves ©
Shalimar Weaves
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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