9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, kick back and relax at Bekal Beach, then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephent Fall Charladka, look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Someshwara Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kasaragod day trip planning tool .

Ahmedabad to Kasaragod is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kasaragod: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bekal, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then take an in-depth tour of Arakkal Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur online visit planner .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cherai Beach and Marari Beach. Vallarpadam Church and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vallyachan mala.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. October in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Spas
Vallyachan mala ©
Vallyachan mala

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel tool .

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Spas
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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