9 days in Kerala & Maldives Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Maldives Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Maldives Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  5​h
2
Male, Maldives
— 4 nights
ferry + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India


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4
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Fort Kochi Beach. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, look for gifts at Kochi Books, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Mumbai in January, with lows around 26°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Male.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

4
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Artificial Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Male Fish Market and Island Bazaarfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), see the interesting displays at National Museum, and walk around Sultan Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Male road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kochi (Cochin) to Male takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Male, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hulhumale Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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