9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

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 24th (Thu): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planning app .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Abraham's Spice Garden. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

Start your trip to Thekkady by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, then admire the sheer force of Kanjirakoli Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through KIzhunna Beach, then stroll through Ezhara Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kannur trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kannur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara Beach

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll through Kappil Beach, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Bekal Fort, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bekal Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Elephent Fall Charladka, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Kasaragod in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kasaragod can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal
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Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

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