9 days in Chandigarh & Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Chandigarh & Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India Trip Planner

©
You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

9 days in Chandigarh & Kerala Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
Toronto

1
day
Chandigarh

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): browse the different shops at Elante mall and then stop by Decathlon Zirakpur.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chandigarh trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Chandigarh is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Toronto to Chandigarh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Chandigarh.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Decathlon Zirakpur
Elante mall

2
days
Kannur

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Thottada Beach and then kick back and relax at Ettikulam Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Chandigarh to Kannur takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kannur.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Ettikulam Beach
Thottada Beach
Annapoorneshwari Temple

1
day
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 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, don't miss a visit to Princess Street, stop by Kochi Books, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Spas
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kochi (Cochin).
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Kochi Books
Princess Street
Santa Cruz Basilica

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, look for gifts at Keralashopee, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Kovalam.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Samudra Beach
Hawa Beach
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Similar Plans

12 days in Philippines, Kuala Lumpur & Singapore BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in India BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans