11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Visiting Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary and Golden Sand Beach Resort will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Priyadarshini Planetarium and Kuthira Malika. Change things up with a short trip to Beemapally Mosque in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip planning app.

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Kovalam to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake
Spas
Priyadarshini Planetarium ©
Priyadarshini Planetarium

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Mangala Devi Temple and Pattumala Matha Church will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden and Green Land Spice Garden. Explore Thekkady's surroundings by going to Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains (in Theni) and Kalvari Mount (in Idukki). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Spice Walk, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online visit planner.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains, Pattumala Matha Church, Kalvari Mount
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Kalvari Mount ©
Kalvari Mount
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church

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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 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Andhakaranazhi Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, read Alappuzha sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

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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.
Shiva Temple and Edappally Church Complex will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Kerala Museum or Durbar Hall Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur) and Thrissur (Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kuzhupilly Beach.

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Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Thrissur, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
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Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine

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