10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Shopping Tours
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Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sivagiri, thenstop by Jewels Sky, thenkick 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 car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri

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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.
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, thenenjoy 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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Sparsh.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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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.
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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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