9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h
1
Thrissur
— Few hours
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thrissur online trip builder .

Ahmedabad to Thrissur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in October: highs in Thrissur hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kauthuka Park ©
Kauthuka Park
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, and finally walk around Subhash Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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 26th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanichukulangara Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

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 28th (Mon): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam visit planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
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 31st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, then admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Munnar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Attukal Waterfalls ©
Attukal Waterfalls

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