9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kalpetta
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Kannur is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

1
night
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kalpetta road trip planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thengapattanam beach and Thengapattinam Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Kalyana Theertham. Venture out of the city with trips to Kanyakumari (St. Mary's Orthodox Church & Peer Mohammed Appa Dargha), Sorimuthu Ayyanar at Sastha Temple (in Tirunelveli) and Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Thengapattinam Beach ©
Thengapattinam Beach

2
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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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