16 days in Kerala Itinerary

16 days in Kerala Itinerary

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1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
4
Thrissur
— 3 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning website.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy 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.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©

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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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodalmanikyam Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Munnar to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Thrissur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Kurumbakavu Temple
Kurumbakavu Temple

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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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately Mararikulam away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, look for gifts at Leens Export, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip maker.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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