9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
train + taxi:  27​h
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h
3
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
bus:  24​h
End: Pune

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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 14th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online vacation planner .

Pune to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
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 15th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Varkala.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

2
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Asparagus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, and finally look for gifts at Royal Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kollam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Varkala trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Varkala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kollam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas & Wellness
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally stop by Sarwaa. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip app .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala to Kovalam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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night
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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, then get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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