13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Munnar
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
4
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munnar vacation maker site.

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in December since evenings lows in Munnar dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Pothamedu Viewpoint ©
Pothamedu Viewpoint

2
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Periyar Lake and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady route planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alappuzha Lighthouse ©
Alappuzha Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, thenkick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mararikulam trip itinerary maker.

Mararikulam is just a stone's throw from Alappuzha. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, thendon't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, thenwander the streets of Jew Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip app.

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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