9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​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 45​min
4
Varkala
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Muscat

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kappil Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kasaragod road trip planner .

Muscat, Oman to Kasaragod is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Muscat in December, expect Kasaragod to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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 27th (Fri), make a trip to Sri Rajarajeswara Temple, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vadakkunnathan Temple and Edappally Church Complex. Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Vadakkunnathan Temple
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

1
night
Varkala

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sivagiri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Varkala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Varkala

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Spas & Wellness
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, experience rural life at Spice Walk, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Thekkady sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

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