9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Alappuzha
— Few hours
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cherai Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online journey planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

few
hours
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha route planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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 24th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munnar route builder app .

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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