10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Munnar
— 3 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
3
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night

3
nights
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 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, thenlook for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Munnar to be much hotter, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Off-Road Tours
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Thottappally Beach, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Andhakaranazhi Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha journey builder app.

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Kumarakom Craft Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mararikulam Beach and Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mararikulam: Bay Island Driftwood Museum (in Kottayam) and Kumarakom (Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam holiday planner.

Mararikulam is just a stone's throw from Alappuzha. In December, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenget engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch, and finally make a trip to Jew Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app.

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
David Hall Gallery & Cafe ©
David Hall Gallery & Cafe
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum

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