9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
days
Kovalam

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 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip maker website

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

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Side Trip

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
day
Munnar

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 25th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Munnar holiday maker site

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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Alappuzha Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha itinerary planning website

Traveling by car from Munnar to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, beaches, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, wander the streets of Jew Town, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder app

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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