9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gaya
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Gaya

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.
On the 18th (Mon), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip maker site.

Gaya to Munnar is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Gaya, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Spas
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, stop by Leens Export, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to Jew Town and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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