13 days in Kerala Itinerary

13 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kovalam
— 2 nights
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
6
Munnar
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then browse the range of quality goods at RamachandraN, then stop by Aham Designer Boutique, and finally stop by Sarwaa.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam day trip planner.

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Mumbai in December, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Aham Designer Boutique ©
Aham Designer Boutique
RamachandraN ©
RamachandraN

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.
Shop till you drop at Kochi Books and LuLu Mall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edappally Church Complex and Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Athirappilly Water Falls. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, don't miss a visit to Kerala Kalamandalam, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary, and then browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Guruvayur
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Sobha City Mall ©
Sobha City Mall
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kerala Backwaters. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kerala Backwaters.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam travel planner.

You can drive from Thrissur to Mararikulam in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Kerala Backwaters
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

1
night
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 31st (Sun): look for gifts at Greenworld Spices & Herbal, admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden ©
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
Greenworld Spices & Herbal ©
Greenworld Spices & Herbal

3
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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.
Musafir Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): catch all the local highlights with Musafir Day Tours.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munnar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Musafir Day Tours ©
Musafir Day Tours
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

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