Perfect Itinerary for a Road Trip in Kerala for Itinerary for a road trip in Kerala

Kerala, the enchanting land of green and blue – the greenery of the dense tropical forests and coconut palms and spice and tea plantations and the blue of the skies with intermittent floating low-lying clouds.


As you zip past the countryside of this southern state, watch the brightness of the cheerful-looking colored houses, humble and simple smiling locals and emerald green backwaters. The green, far-fetched slopes covered with brimming and smiling tea plants will take your breath away.


The fragrant and mystic spice and coffee plantations are spread over thriving acres of mountain slopes, valleys, and plains. The unassuming houses with walls are covered with creepers and brightly colored flowers, the shady coves of coconut palms and roads are lined with plantations and crops.

A road trip in Kerala is a delight to the senses –fresh air to breathe, beautiful picturesque roads to travel, delightful eateries serving hot delicious authentic Kerala meals, destinations full of charm and excitement, and the joy of being in harmony with nature and mesmeric landscapes to enjoy.

Itinerary for a road trip in Kerala

The suggested itinerary for a road trip in Kerala will be spanning approximately two weeks covering the best of Kerala. Some of the destinations that need to be included in the itinerary of the road trip are each the best example of nature’s gift to this Southern State.

Road trip comprising the unending stretches of green and refreshing tea estates and hills at Munnar or Wayanad

Munnar is one of the most phantasmal tourist places to include on a road trip in Kerala. It is located at a height of 6000 feet and has an undeniable charm. The breath-taking beauty of the town arises from the layered tea estates covering undulating slopes of the Western Ghats and the pleasant climate that will rejuvenate any tired soul.


It is always a joy to be driving across such beautiful landscapes and journey through some portions of the 80,000 miles of tea plantation.


The town possesses an old-world colonial charm and has some luxurious resorts to relax. Munnar is ideal for the adventure loving souls, trekkers and campers.


The beauty of Wayanad is legendary and easily explains the reason Kerala is called God’s Own Country. It is intensely green and verdurous. The scenic beauty can be enjoyed by choosing a thrilling stay in a treehouse.


Wayanad is famous for them. Explore the tribal life of the 50 odd tribal communities that inhabit the region. Trekking and long nature walks are a balm to tired souls.

Road trip that involves the enchanting spice plantations and thrilling wildlife watch at Thekkady

Drive down through Thekaddy, which is one of the premium tourist destinations in Kerala. It is naturally blessed with a plethora of wilderness thriving amidst the thick forests of Western Ghats.  Periyar wildlife sanctuary, Periyar Lake, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, and Elephant Junction are sheer delights to tourists’ senses.

The coffee and spice plantations are genuinely amazing. The Periyar Tiger reserve is one among the 27 that are found in India and has large mammals such as elephants, tigers, sambars and gaurs. It is also the home to almost 265 bird species. Enjoy the wildness through jungle safari bamboo rafting, jungle camp and border hiking.

  • Backwaters and houseboats at Kumarakom or Alleppey

Kumarakom is a true nature lover’s haven with the scintillating and expansive Vembanad Lake. This very quiet sleepy hamlet of Kumarakom is surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, cool and pleasant weather and a diverse ecosystem.

The backwaters are flanked by enchanting coconut grooves, greenery of paddy fields and simple fishing villages. The exotic houseboat rides are simply relaxing and rejuvenating that gives you a chance to travel from the luxury of the houseboat and taste all the authentic and delightful dishes of Kerala.

Alleppey is the ‘Venice of the East’ due to its maze of enigmatic mossy green serene backwaters with an ideal setting for houseboat vacation. Reach Alleppey to enjoy luxuries in houseboat equivalent to a 5-star comfort.


The coconut groves, paddy fields, ducks floating past and lilies and quaint villages with fruits and flowers abounding in domestic yards, wafts of fresh the aroma of Kerala cuisines floating in the air and filling your plates will make your vacation memorable.

  • Beaches at Varkala, Kollam, Kochi, Alappuzha or Kovalam

Visit the serene and picturesque beaches of Varkala, Kollam, Kochi, Alappuzha or Kovalam along the Arabian Sea coastline. Breathe in the romance, tranquillity, and freshness of the sea, salt, sun, and sand.

  • City life in Kochi, with a day trip to Athirappilly or a visit to Kozhikode

The glittering yet traditional life of Fort Kochi is the Queen of Arabian Sea of God’s Own Country with its rich history, glorious heritage and multi-ethnic culture are perfect for a road trip itinerary destination. This city has ingredients to bring peace to nature lovers, history buffs and all kinds of tourists. Get delighted by the sights of food, culture, performances, museums, palaces, synagogues, temples, churches, heritage buildings, art galleries, beaches — the list goes on and on.

Visit the cascading Athirappilly Falls tumbling down from the upper reaches of Western Ghats from a height of 80 feet. Set on the Malabar Coast, the town of Khozikode is a vacationer’s paradise with a perfect blend of history and natural beauty. Stay bewildered by the overwhelming charm of the churches, temples, historic monuments, sanctuaries and waterfalls and satiate your palate with authentic Kerala culinary delights.

Kerala tour packages always try to include the best of Kerala in each of the Kerala trip itineraries. Kerala is a beautiful coastal state that is cozily nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.

The weather of Kerala is such that it can be visited at any time of the year. Kerala is suitable for a road trip for all types of travellers, be it, family vacationers, corporate groups, friends’ groups, honeymoon couples, solo travellers, international tourists, backpackers or adventure lovers.




Insider Tip

A road trip in Kerala is a delight to the senses –fresh air to breathe, beautiful picturesque roads to travel, delightful eateries serving hot delicious authentic Kerala meals, destinations full of charm and excitement, and the joy of being in harmony with nature and mesmeric landscapes to enjoy.

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