9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary. On your second day here, have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, then see the interesting displays at Devaswom Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Thrissur trip itinerary builder site .

New Delhi to Thrissur is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get a bit cooler in Thrissur: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Snehatheeram Beach ©
Snehatheeram Beach
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum ©
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip app .

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

1
night
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 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the galleries of Clay Art Cafe and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Kumarakom Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral.

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You can drive from Kovalam to Kottayam in 4.5 hours. In June in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kumarakom Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Clay Art Cafe ©
Clay Art Cafe

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