9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

3
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 7th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Periyar National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady journey builder site .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

Similar Plans

11 days in Kerala & Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 11 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Kerala BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Bengaluru, Kerala & New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Kerala, Bengaluru & New Delhi BY A USER FROM OMAN October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans