14 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

14 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Munnar
— 1 night
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
5
Varkala Town
— 1 night
6
Kannur
— 2 nights
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

1
night
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 16th (Fri): stop by Tata Tea Outlet and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, thenadmire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar journey maker.

London, UK to Munnar is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. In October, Munnar is much hotter than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 18th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spas
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Kovalam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, thenstroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam attractions planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple ©
Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 21st (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, thendon't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thenpause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
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 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, and finally look for gifts at Jewels Sky.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Varkala Town trip planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Varkala Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

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.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, take in the views from The Parassinikkadavu Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arakkal Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, thentake in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and finally get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Varkala Town to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, thendeepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, thenwander the streets of Jew Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Spas, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach

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