9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​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.
On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Sarwaa, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder site .

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady journey maker website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work 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): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munnar tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 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
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

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Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time 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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