9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Bekal
— Few hours
Drive:  10​h 30​min
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

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Bekal

Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.There are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bekal itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Bekal is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. In October in Bekal, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kottayam.

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Historic Sites

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Bekal Fort
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Bekal Fort

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Kottayam

The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bekal to Kottayam. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kottayam Cheriapally

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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.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin). In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods
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Jew Town

2
days
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 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. On the next day, get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar custom trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Tea Museum
Kundala Dam Lake

1
day
Kumarakom

Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kumarakom itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Munnar to Kumarakom. October in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters

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Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 8th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kumarakom to Thekkady. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature
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Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden

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Kanyakumari

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 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, then contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari tour planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kanyakumari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kanyakumari Beach
Vattakottai Fort
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

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Varkala Light House
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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