11 days in Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Chennai

2
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and stop by Jew Town.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker app.

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Mararikulam attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip maker tool.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. April in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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