10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala route planner

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Taxi to Kovalam
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Bengaluru

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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 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, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take a stroll through Jew Town, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sivagiri, then stop by Jewels Sky, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Kovalam

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam journey builder app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 3 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady vacation planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Munnar

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar attractions planning tool.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Museums

Kerala travel guide

3.8
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.