9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munnar route planner.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Munnar, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Paradesi Synagogue and Kerala Folklore Museum. Visiting Cherai Beach and Marari Beach will get you outdoors. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Janardhana Swami Temple are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Asparagus & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Napier Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady route planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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