16 days in Kerala Itinerary

16 days in Kerala Itinerary

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16 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

4
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stop by Keralashopee, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

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New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

3
days
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.
Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and get great views at Top Station.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

2
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Gavi Forest.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Coffee & Tea Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden

1
day
Mararikulam

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. September in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach

5
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Athirapally Falls (in Athirappilly) and Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

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You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Athirappilly Waterfalls, Athirapally Falls
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Athirappilly Waterfalls
Chinese Fishing Nets
Wonderla Amusement Park

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