10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Varkala Town
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site.

Berlin, Germany to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Berlin to Kochi (Cochin). In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Varkala Town.
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Varkala Town — 1 night

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Jewels Sky, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Varkala Town trip tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 2 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

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Drive from Varkala Town to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Spices Thekkady, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.
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Alappuzha — 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Kerala travel guide

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God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.