22 days in Kerala Itinerary

22 days in Kerala Itinerary

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22 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
8
Kovalam
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anandashram, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, then expand your understanding of the military at Bekal Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Elephent Fall Charladka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malik Deenar Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palakunnu Sree Bhagavathi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kasaragod trip planner.

New Delhi to Kasaragod is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in March; daily highs in Kasaragod reach 39°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
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Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, then stroll through Thottada Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madayi Kavu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chal Beach Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kannur takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Azhikode, Madayi Kavu, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodalmanikyam Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thrissur trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Paradesi Synagogue. Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Alappuzha (International Coir Museum & Alappuzha Beach) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kottayam tour planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kottayam are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
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St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Paliakkara Church ©
Paliakkara Church
St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church ©
St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kottayam to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Munnar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip builder app.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

6
nights
Kovalam

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fish World Aqua Tourism Village (in Vaikom), Varkala Town (Spas & Wellness, Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, &more) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Palkulangara Devi Temple, Napier Museum, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam route maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Town, Chowara Beach, Fish World Aqua Tourism Village, Rock cut temple
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Spas & Wellness
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

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