9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thrissur online road trip planner .

Mumbai to Thrissur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for little chillier days in Thrissur, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Alappuzha and see Alappuzha Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
nights
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 Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Poovar Island will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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