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
Munnar
— 2 nights
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 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 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker website.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kerala Backwaters. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
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Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Periyar Tiger Reserve as well as Abraham's Spice Garden. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Pattumala Matha Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tea Museum. On the 28th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Muniyara - Anakottapara park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Beemapally Mosque. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Varkala Beach, Asparagus, &more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, look for gifts at Sarwaa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple, and steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

Plan my day in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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