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
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 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

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 historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go 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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in December since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

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 9th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple.

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Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

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 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munnar road trip tool.

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

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, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 4 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 Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Varkala Cliff & Varkala Beach). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Poovar Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sulthan Bathery.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

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): Head underground at Edakkal Caves and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sulthan Bathery road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Sulthan Bathery. December in Sulthan Bathery sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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.