9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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hours
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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Popular historic sites such as St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Parumala Church are in your itinerary. Visit Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alappuzha: Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Parumala Church, St. George Orthodox Church, Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planner .

Take a train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady route site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Spas

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