15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Drive
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Thekkady — 4 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, stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady itinerary builder.

Salem to Thekkady is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough 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 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Varkala Town vacation planning site.

Getting from Kovalam to Varkala Town by combination of taxi and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to 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 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. March in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).
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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 classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

Discover how to plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Classes
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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow 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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