15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala travel planner
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Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 4 nights
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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.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planning tool.

Salem to Thekkady is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car 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 4th (Fri): stop by Keralashopee, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala Town.
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Varkala Town — 2 nights

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Varkala Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Varkala Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha tour site.

Take a train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Highlights from your trip

Kochi (Cochin) — 4 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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 4 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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munnar online holiday planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can 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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