9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Visiting Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Samudra Beach (in Kovalam) and Spas (in Varkala Town). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker site .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get outdoors at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cherai Beach and Mararikulam Beach. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum, take a stroll through Jew Town, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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