9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sarwaa, then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning site .

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 18th (Fri), look and learn at Green land spice garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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
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 20th (Sun), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip planning app .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning website .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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