11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Amritsar

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner .

Amritsar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Amritsar in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Sat), look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Marari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam.

Start your trip to Mararikulam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. October in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cherthala
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 15th (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Thekkady travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar online journey planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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