16 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

16 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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Munnar
— 2 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
5
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
6
Kottayam
— 2 nights
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Munnar is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Kodaikanal takes 5 hours. When traveling from Munnar in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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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 as well as Alappuzha Beach. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach. On your second day here, explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary site.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Kottayam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and then explore the activities along Vembanad Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kottayam road trip planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kottayam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vembanad Lake, Vagamon, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Vagamon ©
Vagamon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then walk around Jawahar Park, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Keep things going the next day: walk around Marine Drive, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

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