9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

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 23rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar itinerary planning website

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Munnar to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady holiday maker app

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha holiday maker site

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner

Drive from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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