9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, then explore the activities along Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally get great views at Lockheart gap.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar route planner .

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Ahmedabad in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Munnar: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, Lakkam Waterfalls, Bison Valley
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Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spice Walk and Panchalimedu. Venture out of the city with trips to Ramakkalmedu (in Nedumkandam), Sabarimala (Pampa Ganapathy Temple & Malikkappuram Devi Temple) and Pattumala Matha Church (in Vagamon). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sabarimala, Ramakkalmedu, Panchalimedu, Pattumala Matha Church
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

2
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.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Aazhimala Siva Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Agastya Mala, examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, stroll through Shanghumukham Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Light House
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Agastya Mala ©
Agastya Mala
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, walk around Subhash Park, then make a trip to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Bolgatty Island, head off the coast to Vypeen Island, view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, don't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) attractions app .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Photography Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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