9 days in Kanyakumari & Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kanyakumari & Kerala Itinerary

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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kollam
— 1 night
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Train
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Kochi (Cochin)
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Kanyakumari

— 1 night

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vivekananda Rock Memorial as well as Jain Temple Kanyakumari. On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vattakotai Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari day trip planning tool.

Mumbai to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Kanyakumari: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Kovalam

— 2 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Poovar Backwater Cruise. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Chowara Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Poovar Backwater Cruise, and finally don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hawa Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Varkala Town

— 2 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Swasthya Ayurveda Retreat Centre, then revel in the low prices at Asparagus, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with Can Fly Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Varkala Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kollam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Kollam

— 1 night
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thangassery Light House as well as PalmTree Houseboat. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Kumbhavurutty Waterfalls, stroll through Thangassery Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Thangassery Light House, and finally make a trip to Sree Mahaganapathi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Thirumullavaram Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with PalmTree Houseboat.

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Drive from Varkala Town to Kollam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Kollam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kollam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Alappuzha

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marari Yoga & Kalarippayattu Flow Centre as well as Kerala Bicycle Trips - Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha online tour builder.

Drive from Kollam to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Adams Wood House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) journey tool.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.