9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 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.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Jew Town. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online vacation 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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Wed), get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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