9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
bus + train:  2​h
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sothavilai Beach and Muttom Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanyakumari: Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Muttom Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Samudra Beach, & more) and Kappil Beach (in Varkala). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

Make your Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of bus and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Spas & Wellness
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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