10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala travel planner
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin) — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Jew Town, and finally look for gifts at Anchovy.

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

Salem to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha planning site.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum Trivandrum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 3 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.
Munnar is known for sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munnar day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
On the 9th (Wed), stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Spices Thekkady, and then stroll through Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.
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