9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Hyderabad

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night
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 22nd (Fri): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planning tool .

Hyderabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in March since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
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.
On the 24th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. March in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip tool .

Getting from Mararikulam to Munnar by car takes about 5 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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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