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Written by Shamanthika on July 14, 2020 Share on

3-week itinerary to Kerala – the most relaxing Kerala holiday plan


Kerala is a poem in green and gold. The 600 km stretch of beautiful coastline to lush green forests on the other side, the state’s beauty is awe-inspiring. With misty valleys and gushing waterfalls, the Kerala experience is a nature-based experience. There is no exaggeration in the nickname, ‘God’s own country’. Moreover, you can realise it only by visiting the state and enjoying its beauty. We bring you the 3-week itinerary to Kerala to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Being a tourism trendsetter in the Indian country, this state will never fail to impress you. This 3-week itinerary takes you through Calicut, Wayanad, Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Alleppey, Trivandrum, Kovalam, Poovar. Above all, this will be the best plan to explore Kerala in your own pace and enjoy it. So, here you go…

3-week Itinerary to Kerala – The great escapade to God’s own country

This 3-week Kerala holiday can be a rejuvenating holiday. The state of Kerala is located in the Southern part of India. Sandwiched between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the unspoilt beauty will never fail to amaze you. This 3-week itinerary is the perfect plan to tour around Kerala. In addition, this itinerary takes you around the most beautiful parts of Kerala. It starts from Calicut, the culturally rich and unique city in Kerala and ends in the pristine beaches of Kovalam.

Week 1

Arrive at Calicut and begin your drive towards Wayanad

The first on the 3-week itinerary is the stunning city of Calicut. Arrive at the Calicut International airport and get transferred to Wayanad. Being the most popular tourist destination in Kerala, Wayanad never fails to amaze its visitors. Hence, sit back and enjoy the sceneries from your car window. It takes around 3 hours to reach Wayanad. There are several beautiful water bodies namely Kabini lake and Panamaram lake which add beauty to the Wayanad region. This region sits deep in the Western Ghats lining Kerala state, hence it looks green everywhere!

Check in to your hotel and relax for a while. Enjoy local lunch at the famous restaurants and head to sightseeing. After that, Visit the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary and spot rare, endangered species of Kerala.

a road in wayanad
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Get ready for Wayanad Sightseeing

Next day, wake up early in the morning and enjoy breakfast with nature in your resort. Later, embark on a sightseeing journey, because Wayanad will lure you by its beauty. Trek to Chembra peak and get swayed by the breathtaking views of the town. Once you are at the top of the peak, you will get the view of the heart-shaped lake. Above all, these awe-inspiring sceneries are hear-stopping! Post this, visit the Pookot Lake and Edakkal caves at your own pace and soak in Wayanad’s beauty.

Soak in the beauty of Calicut

On the 3rd day, Slurp an amazing breakfast at the hotel and begin the journey towards Calicut. Check in to the Calicut hotel and relax for a while. Visit the Thali temple and Pazhasiraja Museum. After that, head to the Calicut markets and buy things like local souvenirs and memorabilia. Above all, taste the local Kozhokoddan Halwa, (Kozhikode Halwa) and the taste will linger on your tongue forever.

The city is known for its beaches. Its pristine, sandy beaches are the best places to enjoy nature and relax. Visit the Calicut beach, Beypore beach and Thappad beach. Relish the authentic Kozhikode biryani from a traditional Kerala restaurant.

sunset in the Kozhikode beach
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Drive to the most beautiful Guruvayoor temple

Relish the amazing breakfast served at the Calicut Hotel and start your journey towards Guruvayoor, the temple town. The journey takes about 3 hours. Once you arrive at Guruvayoor, check in to the hotel and relax.

Early in the morning, visit the Guruvayoor temple. Enjoy sightseeing at your own pace around the Thrissur district. The district is known for several beautiful temples. In addition, check out the famous Devaswom elephant sanctuary. After that, Stay overnight at the Guruvayoor Hotel.

Week 2

Explore the yesteryear Jewish town – Cochin

On the 2nd week of the great Kerala Itinerary, start from Guruvayoor and drive towards Cochin. With Chinese tiles and eye-catching Belgian chandeliers, there are many heritage buildings in the city. Check-in to your resort at the Cochin city. If you feel lazy in the evening, relax at the resort or if your feet are itching to step out, head to the Kathakali culture centre at Cochin. Grab a seat and watch the mesmerising Kathakali performance.

Next day, early in the morning, head to the Cochin Harbour. You can spot fisherman spinning the Chinese fishing nets. Buy the fresh catch, and let the fisherwomen folk cook it for you, as per your style. Titillate your taste buds with fish curry and fry. What a way to begin the day right? Welcome to Kochi! Spend the day roaming around the city, visit the Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church, Jewish synagogue, Dutch palace and others.

Chinese nets in Cochin
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Drive through the lush green tea plantations towards Munnar

From Cochin, the trail takes you to the popular hill station, Munnar. Drive through the lush green tea plantations, misty hills and steep roads to arrive into Munnar. The thrilling drive takes you through wave-like roads with bends and turns. Take a tea-break at any one of the tea factories on the way. Check in to your Munnar resort and sit by the window with a cup of hot coffee. Treat your eyes with the magical Munnar scenes and sip the cup. In the evening, stroll around the Munnar markets and shop for species, chocolates and other local products. In addition, taste the local street food in Munnar.

Wake up early in the morning, for an adventure-filled day. Head to the Eravikulam National Park and trek with a forest guide. He will take you deep into the forest and you can listen to birds, spot animals. More than that, take many Instagram worthy pictures in the park. Enjoy this one of a kind experience and return back to your resort.

Day 2 in the mesmerizing Munnar is reserved for some lazy sightseeing. The freezing chillness and excellent room view will make you stay inside the room. You can enjoy an ayurvedic spa session at the resort and relax. In the early afternoon, you can visit the Mttupety dam, Tea museum and other spots in Munnar.

tea plantations in Munnar
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Stay in between the woods and explore Periyar National Park, Thekkady

From Munnar, drive towards Thekkady for another unforgettable hill station experience. The drive through the steep roads towards Thekkady will be very thrilling. Be amazed by the wilderness of the serene state. This magical drive experience through tea plantation, mountains will be a memorable one. From the Thekkady town, head directly to the Periyar National Park.

How about staying one night at Kerala’s Periyar National park? Curious? Yes, the forest reserve also has resorts inside the park, where you can stay and enjoy the wilderness. After that, you can float lazily on the Periyar lake and relax. Check in to the forest reserve and enjoy the one of a kind experience.

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Float on a Houseboat and enjoy the local Kerala cuisine

Later in the week, head to the beautiful town of Alleppey. Rightly called the Venice of the East, Alleppey town will never fail to amaze you. Therefore, float on the mesmerizing houseboat and, take several Instagram worthy photographs.

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Week 3

Visit the bustling Capital city of Kerala – Trivandrum

Enjoy the yummy breakfast at the Houseboat and start your journey towards Trivandrum. Arrive at the city and check in to your hotel. The bustling city is known for the Padmanabhaswamy temple. Its massive architecture and divinity will amaze you. In addition, treat yourselves with Kerala Sadhya. Taste the different variety of dishes at an authentic Kerala restaurant. After that, visit several other attractions in Trivandrum and rest in the evening.

Relax by the Kovalam Beach

Start your journey towards the Paradise of the South. Finish check-in at the Kovalam resort and dive into the beach. When you are at Kovalam, you can break free into the waters! Yes, there are a lot of water sports for adrenaline junkies. Therefore, Enjoy scuba diving, surfing in the sea and many more.

Kovalam beach
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Explore the Poovar backwaters

After slurping the yummilicious breakfast at the Kovalam resort, go for a day trip to Poovar backwaters. The less explored, unspoilt beauty of the backwaters is the icing on the cake for this trip. The serene backwaters will lure you in and steal your heart. Hire a boat and float over the waterbody, return to Kovalam resort with a happy heart.

Resort at the Poovar backwaters
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This great Kerala itinerary covers Calicut, Wayanad, Guruvayoor, Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Allepey and Kovalam. More than that, It takes you from the North of Kerala till the South. This 3-week Itinerary is the best if you want to enjoy a long, rejuvenating Kerala Holiday. Wanna do a short trip around Kerala? Check out this 5 night 6 days tour includes Fort Cochin, Mattancherry Palace, Eravikulam National Park, Periyar National Park, Alleppey boathouse. Explore packages to Kerala and make the best out of your holiday. Be it a Honeymoon or a family vacation, Kerala is the best holiday choice. Head to the Pickyourtrail website and customize your Kerala Holiday. Download the uber-cool Pickyoutrail app and get your queries answered on the go. Why wait? Whatsapp our travel experts and Unwrap Kerala with Pickyoutrail!

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