9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  6​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
End: Jaipur

1
night
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 19th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Jaipur in February, things will get a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

Plan a Munnar trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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
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 find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Varkala Light House, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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