9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Thrissur
— Few hours
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
6
Munnar
— 1 night

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 23rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kauthuka Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur day trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Thrissur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for slightly colder days in Thrissur, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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nights
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 24th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and finally walk around Subhash Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
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 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Alappuzha online route builder.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip planning website.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip maker website.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Attukal Waterfalls ©
Attukal Waterfalls

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