31 days in Kerala Itinerary

31 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
2
Vagamon
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Munnar
— 5 nights
5
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
6
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
7
Thrissur
— 3 nights
8
Kannur
— 3 nights
9
Bekal
— 2 nights

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kashi Art Gallery and Edappally Church Complex. Kerala Museum and David Hall Gallery & Cafe will appeal to museum buffs. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, step off the mainland to explore Vypeen Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Dallas, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 11.5 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 87°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vagamon.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
nights
Vagamon

Vagamon ©
Once used by the British for growing tea plantations, Vagamon remains untouched by commercialization and modern influences.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Vagamon Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, and then take in the awesome beauty at Barren Hills. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vagamon Kurisumala, don't miss a visit to Vagamon Pine Forest, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Thangal Hill.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vagamon trip maker website.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Vagamon in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vagamon can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Vagamon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vagamon
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Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Vagamon Kurisumala ©
Vagamon Kurisumala
Barren Hills ©
Barren Hills

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then experience rural life at Spice Walk, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Valanjamkanam Water Falls, then get great views at Parunthumpara, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady online road trip planner.

Getting from Vagamon to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Peermade
Highlights from your plan
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spas

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Illikkal Kallu and Idukki Dam. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Idukki, Illikkal Kallu
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Illikkal Kallu ©
Illikkal Kallu
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

3
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach and Kappil Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Thangassery Light House. Explore Varkala Town's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kollam) and Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, Keralam - Museum of History and Heritage, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Varkala Aquarium, revel in the low prices at Asparagus, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Varkala Town trip maker tool.

Getting from Munnar to Varkala Town by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kollam
Highlights from your plan
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and Vembanad Lake. Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo in Pulinkunnu, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Varkala Town to Alappuzha by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Mararikulam Beach, Vembanad Lake, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo
Highlights from your plan
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Charpa Waterfall and Pattathipara Waterfall. Get some historical perspective at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Snow Storm (in Chalakudy). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple and see human ingenuity at work at Vazhani Dam.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Alappuzha to Thrissur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thrissur are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Charpa Waterfall, Snow Storm
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
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.
Visit Thottada Beach and Baby Beach for some beach relaxation. Fort St. Angelos and Holy Trinity Cathedral Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Kannur to go to Paithalmala and see Paithalmala Hill Station, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, browse the different shops at Kannur City Center, and kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kannur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kannur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bekal.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paithalmala Hill Station, Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

2
nights
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Maipady Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mallikarjuna Temple.

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Drive from Kannur to Bekal in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bekal

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Kasaragod
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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