19 days in Kerala Itinerary

19 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Bus
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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) — 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.
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 Church of Saint Francis, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

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

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.
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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: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.
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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 3 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Varkala Cliff & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday builder app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sulthan Bathery.
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Sulthan Bathery — 1 night

Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India. On the 19th (Wed), Head underground at Edakkal Caves and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sulthan Bathery visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Sulthan Bathery with the Route module. January in Sulthan Bathery sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) 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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