44 days in Kerala Itinerary

44 days in Kerala Itinerary

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44 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Thalassery
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Munnar
— 5 nights
Taxi + Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Thrissur
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kasaragod
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Kollam
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Thalassery

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thekkady: Sita Devi Lake (in Idukki), Pattumala Matha Church (in Vagamon) and Ramakkalmedu (in Nedumkandam). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Parunthumpara, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning website.

Thalassery to Thekkady is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Parunthumpara, Ramakkalmedu, Pattumala Matha Church, Sita Devi Lake
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Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Parunthumpara
Parunthumpara
Ramakkalmedu ©
Ramakkalmedu

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Meesapulimala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Anayirankal Dam Reservoir (in Idukki) and Illikkal Kallu (in Kottayam). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar vacation planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Idukki, Illikkal Kallu
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Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
Off-Road Tours
Meesapulimala ©
Meesapulimala

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Palakkad (Malampuzha Dam, Malampuzha Garden and Dam, &more), Guruvayur Devaswom Institute of Mural Painting (in Guruvayur) and Chalakudy (Thumboormuzhy Dam & Pambummekkattu Mana). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, admire the sheer force of Charpa Waterfall, and identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur travel route builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Munnar to Thrissur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Palakkad, Chalakudy, Athirappilly, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park

6
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum, Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, &more) and Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , stroll around Jawahar Park, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Kumarakom, Vembanad Lake
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Walking tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thottada Beach and Fort St. Angelos. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Thalassery (Thalassery Fort, Holly Rosary Church, &more), Kozhikode (Sabrang Ethnic Boutique & Payyoli Beach) and Kunjali Marakkar Museum (in Vadakara). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church, and cool off at Vismaya Water Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thalassery, Kozhikode, Kunjali Marakkar Museum
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Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

5
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bekal Fort and Madhur Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kasaragod: Nileshwar (Shri Gopalakrishna Temple & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kasaragod trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. In March in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Nileshwar, Anandashram
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Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

4
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thirunelli Temple and Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly), Thusharagiri Waterfalls (in Thamarassery) and Pazhassi Kudeeram (in Mananthavady). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, admire the sheer force of Meenmutty Falls, see human ingenuity at work at Padinjarathara Dam, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta trip maker website.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kalpetta in 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Banasura Spices Garden, Pazhassi Kudeeram, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Thrissillery Shiva Temple
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Banasura Hill ©
Banasura Hill
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple
Thusharagiri Waterfalls ©
Thusharagiri Waterfalls

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Shri Chitra Art Gallery. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple & Spas & Wellness). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kollam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Ponmudi Hill Station
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 26:
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Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

5
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kollam: Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara), Varkala Town (Varkala Aquarium, Shalimar Weaves, &more) and Pathanamthitta (Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Bhagavathy Temple, &more). There's much more to do: get great views at Neendakara Port, delve into the lush surroundings at Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Sree Mahaganapathi Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kollam tour planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kollam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Pathanamthitta, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara, Parumala Church
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
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Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Neendakara Port ©
Neendakara Port
Thirumullavaram Beach ©
Thirumullavaram Beach

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