9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Alappuzha
— Few hours
Bus:  3 h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 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 Chottanikkara Devi Temple. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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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 kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha trip builder site .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

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You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can 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.
On the 25th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, 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 look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Thekkady day trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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