9 days in Kerala, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

9 days in Kerala, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala, Rameswaram & Kanyakumari Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

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 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation planning app .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in January; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
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Kerala Kathakali Centre
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Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Top Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point.

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Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

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

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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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve
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Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
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You can drive from Thekkady to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach

1
day
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 2nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
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Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

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

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