We spent the end of 2018-2019 in Kerala and our itinerary was focused on beach and culture. It was a child-friendly holiday since we were traveling with our 2-year-old son. This itinerary was a combination of public transport especially trains, taxi rides, and a domestic flight. We stayed at quaint guesthouses and homestays all over the state and ate at local places. Our day attractions and trips were mostly very relaxing and child-friendly and there were some spice farm visits, elephant rides, and visiting tea gardens. We also kayaked and canoed a bit, went to a few museums, and tried unsuccessfully twice to participate in cooking classes. Presenting our 2 weeks Kerala itinerary with a brief visit to Madurai. This one is for keeps, especially if you are traveling with children.

Kerala itinerary includes beaches, backwaters and tea gardens

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Highlights of our 2018 Tamil Nadu Kerala Itinerary

  • Arrival into Kochi (overnight stay at Fort Kochi at The Traveller’s Inn)….1N
  • Train to Munroe Island (4 hrs train journey from Ernakulam, stay at Munroe Island Backwaters Homestay)…..2N
  • Relaxing day at Munroe Island
  • Backwaters Canoeing and Ashtamudi Lake visit
  • Taxi Ride from Munroe Island to Kumily in Thekkady (4 h 20 min (149.2 km) via NH 183A, stay at Mickey Homestay)..3N
  • Spice Garden Tour and Kathakali Dance Show
  • Elephant Ride, Periyar Reserve Hike, and Kalaripattu Show
  • Connemara Tea Garden Tour and Spice Shopping
  • Taxi Ride from Kumily to Madurai (2 h 44 min (137.4 km) via NH183 and NH85, overnight stay at Moskva Hotel in Madurai)…1N
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple Visit and eating at famous Chettinadu cuisine restaurants in the city
  • Flight to Kozhikode from Madurai by Spicejet via Bangalore (4 hrs with transit, we could not find any tickets to Kannur, hence the long day)
  • Taxi from Kozhikode to Kannur (2 h 8 min (92.0 km) via NH 66, stay at Kannur at Kannur Beach House)…4N
  • Relaxing by the beach
  • Swimming in the lagoon
  • Visiting the Kannur Fort and Museum
  • Theyyam Show
  • Train Back to Kochi from Kannur (Around 6 hours, stay at The Traveller’s Inn in Kochi)…3N
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping
  • Visiting the local sights like Mattancherry Palace
  • Return Home

    Kannur was included in our Kerala itinerary

    Kannur golden beaches

Tamil Nadu Kerala 2018 itinerary Travel Facts

  • Start Point – Kochi, Kerala
  • Finish Point – Kochi, Kerala
  • States Covered – Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  • Duration – 10 – 14 Days
  • Theme – Family friendly, Culture, Beach, Backwaters
  • Suitability – For all ages as well as for travelers with restricted mobility
  • Optional Add-ons – Camping and hiking at Periyar, Trip to Gavi, Cooking Classes, Ayurvedic Treatments

    Kerala itinerary with kids

    Kerala with kids

Overnight Stay Points on this Kerala Itinerary

Kochi, Munroe Island, Kumily, Madurai, Kannur

My boys at Madurai

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