9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  22​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Mattancherry, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning tool .

Atlanta, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be much hotter, temps between 89°F and 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Neighborhoods, #Beaches, #Parks
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

1
night
Munnar

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 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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You can drive from Mararikulam to Munnar in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off tohome.

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

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