11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Kannur
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Kalpetta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Thrissur
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Chennai

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hours
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach and then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kannur trip planner.

Chennai to Kannur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple, then stroll through Bekal Beach, then expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kasaragod trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, identify plant and animal life at Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta online tour planner.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kalpetta in 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kalpetta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Banasura Hill ©
Banasura Hill
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip planner.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Thrissur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine
Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Walking tours
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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Munnar

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.
On the 16th (Thu), look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, then get great views at Lockheart gap, and then see human ingenuity at work at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip tool.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Climbing Tours
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Off-Road Tours

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, experience rural life at Spice Walk, then stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kerala Spices & Herbal Garden Visit.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Museums
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online travel planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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