11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
5
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
6
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Bus to Ernakulam Vythilla Hub, Fly to Berlin

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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 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, visit Jew Town, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Berlin to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Tata Tea Outlet, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Tea Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get great views at Munnar Hill Station and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) 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 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, stroll through Green Park Spices Thekkady, and then look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.
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Kovalam — 1 night

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel 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.
On the 10th (Tue), stop by Jewels Sky, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Varkala Town itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train 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 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online tour builder.

Getting from Varkala Town to Alappuzha by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel 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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