9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

4
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.
Attractions like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Vallarpadam Church make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Ernakulatthappan Temple. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, stop by Anokhi, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

1
day
Mararikulam

On the 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.

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Marari Beach

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munnar custom trip planner.

Drive from Mararikulam to Munnar in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Tea Gardens
Tea Museum
Rose Gardens

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Relax by the water at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Varkala Beach, Papasnanam Beach, & more). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse and stop by Keralashopee.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach

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