9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arakkal Museum, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, then stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kannur tour itinerary planner.

Pune to Kannur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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.
Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kerala Folklore Museum and Buddha Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner .

Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple are in your itinerary. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Hawa Beach) and The Art of India (in Varkala Town). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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