31 days in Kerala Itinerary

31 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
2
Vagamon
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Munnar
— 5 nights
5
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
6
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
7
Thrissur
— 3 nights
8
Kannur
— 3 nights
9
Bekal
— 2 nights

5
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kashi Art Gallery and Shiva Temple. Kerala Museum and David Hall Gallery & Cafe will appeal to museum buffs. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planning app.

Dallas, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 11.5 hours traveling from Dallas to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 87°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vagamon.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
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Vagamon

Vagamon ©
Once used by the British for growing tea plantations, Vagamon remains untouched by commercialization and modern influences.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Vagamon Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barren Hills. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vagamon Kurisumala, don't miss a visit to Vagamon Pine Forest, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Thangal Hill.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vagamon trip maker website.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Vagamon in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vagamon can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Vagamon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vagamon
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Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Vagamon Kurisumala ©
Vagamon Kurisumala
Barren Hills ©
Barren Hills

2
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then experience rural life at Spice Walk, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Valanjamkanam Water Falls, then get great views at Parunthumpara, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady online road trip planner.

Getting from Vagamon to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Peermade
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spas

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Anamudi Peak. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Illikkal Kallu and Thoovanam Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Idukki (Anayirankal Dam Reservoir & Idukki Dam). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Attukal Waterfalls, get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Idukki, Illikkal Kallu
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Off-Road Tours
Illikkal Kallu ©
Illikkal Kallu
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach and Kappil Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Sree Mahadeva Temple. Explore Varkala Town's surroundings by going to Kollam (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Thangassery Light House) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace & Keralam - Museum of History and Heritage). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Varkala Aquarium, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Varkala Town trip maker tool.

Getting from Munnar to Varkala Town by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kollam
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Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness
Thangassery Light House ©
Thangassery Light House

3
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and St. Mary's Forane Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and International Coir Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alappuzha: Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo (in Pulinkunnu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and stroll through Mararikulam Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Alappuzha trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mararikulam Beach, Vembanad Lake, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Charpa Waterfall and Pattathipara Waterfall. Get some historical perspective at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar), Snow Storm (in Chalakudy) and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) (in Guruvayur). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine and admire the engineering at Vazhani Dam.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thrissur route planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Snow Storm, Charpa Waterfall
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
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Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Visit Thottada Beach and KIzhunna Beach for some beach relaxation. Fort St. Angelos and Mridanga Saileswari Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kannur to go to Paithalmala and see Paithalmala Hill Station, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Kannur City Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip planner.

You can drive from Thrissur to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bekal.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mridanga Saileswari Temple, Paithalmala Hill Station
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
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Fort St. Angelos
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Maipady Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mallikarjuna Temple.

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Drive from Kannur to Bekal in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bekal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Kasaragod
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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