9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip planning site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

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