9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
End: Kochi (Cochin)

1
night
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 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Historic Sites
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C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kumarakom Craft Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Kumarakom Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kottayam
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Marari Beach and then don't miss a visit to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Mararikulam takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cherthala
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

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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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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