15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Bus
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Drive to Trivandrum International Airport, Fly to Calicut International Airport, Drive to Sulthan Bathery
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Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
Drive to Calicut International Airport, Fly to Mumbai

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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 nights

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Alappuzha.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Alappuzha — 2 nights

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Marari Beach and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Munnar.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Munnar — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thekkady route site.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kovalam.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

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 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Keralashopee, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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 14th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff and then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Varkala Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sulthan Bathery.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Sulthan Bathery — 1 night

Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): Head underground at Edakkal Caves and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sulthan Bathery day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varkala Town to Sulthan Bathery. December in Sulthan Bathery sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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.