9 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chennai (Madras)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, and then stop by Keralashopee.

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Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach

3
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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

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Getting from Kovalam to Munnar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam

1
day
Mararikulam

On the 20th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Getting from Munnar to Mararikulam by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marari Beach

2
days
Kodaikanal

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Berijam Lake, go for a walk through Coaker's Walk, and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, get great views at Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

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Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kodaikanal takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake
Coaker's Walk
Pine Forest

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