17 days in Kerala Itinerary

17 days in Kerala Itinerary

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17 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder app .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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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nights
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.
Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple & Parumala Church) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kottayam vacation planning app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. November in Kottayam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church

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nights
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, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and walk around Thekkady Rose Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar day trip app .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Holy Land
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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