9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Bengaluru
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Bengaluru

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Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kasaragod tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Kasaragod is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. August in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal Beach
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Bekal Beach
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Bekal Fort

1
day
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

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You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kannur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

few
hours
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.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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You can drive from Kannur to Munnar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Shopping, #Museums
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

1
day
Thekkady

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 15th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then stop by Kerala Crafts, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Anokhi, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, stop by Waltons Boutique, stop by Kochi Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, then examine the collection at Hill Palace of Tripunithura, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

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Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Kochi Books ©
Kochi Books
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then view the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then stop by Sarwaa, and finally stop by Keralashopee. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then look for gifts at Ramachandran, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Shopping, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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