10 days in Kerala Itinerary

10 days in Kerala Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Kuwait City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Tata Tea Outlet, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary builder site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Munnar is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kuwait City to Munnar, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in October, you will find days in Munnar are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, look and learn at Green land spice garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning website .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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