9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and stop by Sarwaa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planning site .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 24th (Tue), get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, don't miss a visit to Jew Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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