9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
Newcastle upon Tyne

3
days
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, things will get much warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

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 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, take some stellar pictures from Top Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar holiday planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens
Top Station
Mattupetty Dam

2
days
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 4th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

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