11 days in Alappuzha, Kozhikode & Wayanad District Itinerary

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Fly to Kochi, Bus to Alappuzha
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Kozhikode
— 2 nights
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Vythiri
— 3 nights
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Mananthavady
— 1 night
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Alappuzha — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Alappuzha side-trips: Kumarakom (Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & Kumarakom Craft Museum). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Bengaluru to Alappuzha is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Alappuzha, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kozhikode.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Kozhikode — 2 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Beypore Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappad Beach.

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Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kozhikode takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vythiri.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
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Vythiri — 3 nights

Explore Vythiri's surroundings by going to Kalpetta (Chembra, Meenmutty Falls, &more) and Thusharagiri Waterfalls (in Thamarassery).

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Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Vythiri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Vythiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mananthavady.
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Mananthavady — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thrissillery Shiva Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mananthavady day trip planning site.

Drive from Vythiri to Mananthavady in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Mananthavady can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Historic Sites
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Wayanad District travel guide

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Caves · Dams · Bodies of Water
Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.
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