15 days in Kerala Itinerary

15 days in Kerala Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Jerusalem in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thrissur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Edappally Church Complex. Jew Town and Kerala Folklore Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour planner .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai 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 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Azhikkal Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur trip planning website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Azhikkal Beach
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and finally kick back and relax at Bekal Beach. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Nithyanand Ashram, then kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kasaragod online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Kannur to Kasaragod by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Anandashram
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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