9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cherai Beach and Wonderla Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip website.

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

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Theme Parks
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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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha day trip app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar online travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Nature Parks
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 take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
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, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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