9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha online holiday maker .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
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 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and then look for gifts at Moon Stone Arts. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip tool .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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