22 days in Kerala Itinerary

22 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Bus
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Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Thekkady
— 5 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) — 4 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, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) route planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Alappuzha — 4 nights

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, stroll through Alappuzha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Alappuzha trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
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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 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 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 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Thekkady — 5 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, look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Town (Varkala Cliff & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Poovar Island and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online tour planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sulthan Bathery.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
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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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sulthan Bathery trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Sulthan Bathery with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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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.