15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kolkata (Calcutta) is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Howrah Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), make a trip to College Street (Boi Para), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kovalam in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip tool.

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, stop by Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady online vacation planner.

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Meesapulimala, and then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Meesapulimala
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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