9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 1 night
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Munnar
— 3 nights

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, look for gifts at Leens Export, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) route maker app.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; 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 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Kappil Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Varkala Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala Town trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kovalam tour builder.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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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 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then paddle through the water with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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Munnar

Munnar ©

Southern Spice

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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