9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Priyadarshini Planetarium will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kovalam side-trips: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Shri Chitra Art Gallery, & more) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam day trip planning website .

Hyderabad to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip builder app .

You can drive from Kovalam to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. August in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visit Mangala Devi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Green land spice garden. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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