9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  22​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  20​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kochi (Cochin) trip simple and quick.

New York City, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kochi (Cochin) is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
On the 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

Plan trip to Alappuzha with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip itinerary maker site .

Mararikulam is just a short distance from Alappuzha. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva 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 8th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar day trip planner .

Getting from Mararikulam to Munnar by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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