9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Surat

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.
Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

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Surat to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Surat in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

1
night
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 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Guruvayur holiday app .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

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

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 14th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

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Getting from Guruvayur to Munnar by car takes about 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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 (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady itinerary website .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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