9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and then examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then stop by Kerala Crafts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady travel route planner.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

3
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 get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Paradesi Synagogue. Change things up with a short trip to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, stop by Joe Ikareth, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Guruvayur online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. In August in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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