9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala trip planner

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Munnar
— 1 night
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Thekkady
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Munnar

— 1 night

Southern Spice

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 27th (Sat), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally take a peaceful walk through Photo Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel itinerary planner.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Thekkady

— 1 night
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady vacation maker.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 3 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lighthouse Beach and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (The Art of India, Varkala Beach, &more), Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple) and Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alappuzha

— 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

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Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally visit Jew Town. On your second day here, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally steep yourself in history at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.