23 days in Kerala Itinerary

23 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala journey planner
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Train
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 4 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, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, stroll around Thekkady Rose Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Ayur Sparsh.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip app.

Salem to Thekkady is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.
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Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Spas
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Kovalam — 3 nights

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
When in Kovalam, make a side trip to see Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), approximately Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala Town.
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Beaches · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Varkala Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala Town trip maker site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.
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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 11th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, 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. February in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 5 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, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary tool.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar tour planning website.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 23rd (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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