9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Kovalam Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip app .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. April in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online tour itinerary planner .

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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Appreciate the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shankara Samadhi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip builder .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thrissur
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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