14 days in Tamil Nadu & Kerala Itinerary

14 days in Tamil Nadu & Kerala Itinerary

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

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner.

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for little chillier days in Madurai, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple ©
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 30th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Periyar National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thekkady itinerary planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

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 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In July in Munnar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then examine the collection at International Coir Museum, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mararikulam trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Munnar to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. July in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Alappuzha
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum

4
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.
Relax by the water at Cherai Beach and Azhikode Munakkal Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kerala Folklore Museum and Paradesi Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take a stroll through Jew Town, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip site.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikode Munakkal Beach
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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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.
Get outdoors at Kovalam Beach and Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sivagiri will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Hawa Beach). There's more to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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