9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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Kumarakom
— 2 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Kollam
— Few hours
4
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
5
Kanyakumari
— Few hours
6
Kovalam
— 3 nights

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2
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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): center your mind and body at Anokhi Wellness and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arthunkal Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Kumaranalloor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kumarakom tour builder website.

Mumbai to Kumarakom is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Kumarakom: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple ©
Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip maker website.

You can drive from Kumarakom to Alappuzha in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kollam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal ©
St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal

few
hours
Kollam

Kollam ©
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.
On the 18th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Port Kollam Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kollam online travel route planner.

Drive from Alappuzha to Kollam in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kollam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Varkala Town.

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Port Kollam Church ©
Port Kollam Church

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nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kappil Lake, Varkala Light House and Varkala Cliff. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, explore the activities along Kappil Lake, get great views at Varkala Cliff, indulge in some personalized pampering at Swasthya Ayurveda Retreat Centre, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Varkala Town online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kollam to Varkala Town takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

few
hours
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower and then kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari road trip planner.

You can drive from Varkala Town to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

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nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
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 Hawa Beach. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Hawa Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stop by Sarwaa, then admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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