9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights

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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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally stop by ViaKerala Shop.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Parumala Church and Kanichukulangara Devi Temple. Visit Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alappuzha: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, St. George Orthodox Church, Parumala Church, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

Discover how to plan a Thekkady trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Spas

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