9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kasaragod
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Kuwait City

1
day
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and finally make a trip to Bekal Fort.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kasaragod trip planning tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kasaragod is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in November, expect Kasaragod to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip planner .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation planning site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Lakkam Waterfalls ©
Lakkam Waterfalls

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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 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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