9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jew Town and Edappally Church Complex. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with a short trip to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

London, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Thrissur holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites
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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Shatrughna Temple ©
Shatrughna Temple
Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple ©
Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Green land spice garden.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thrissur to Thekkady in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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