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 15​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 maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bekal vacation trip planner.

New Delhi to Bekal is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Kottayam.

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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.
Kick 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 find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kottayam vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bekal to Kottayam. In October, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin). Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods
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Jew Town

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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 5th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munnar vacation builder.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kumarakom.

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Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Tea Museum
Kundala Dam Lake

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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): contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kumarakom travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Munnar to Kumarakom. October in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden and then explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Kumarakom to Thekkady with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

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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): appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online itinerary creator.

Getting from Thekkady to Kanyakumari by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then visit a coastal fixture at Varkala Light House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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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