9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Wayanad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Lucknow

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planning site .

Lucknow to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Lucknow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 19th (Mon), look and learn at Green land spice garden, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thekkady travel tool .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

2
nights
Wayanad

Wayanad ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): experience rural life at Tea Town Kerala - Wayanad and then take an in-depth tour of Wayanad Tea Museum.

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Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Wayanad with the Route module. August in Wayanad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Wayanad

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum

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