9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Napier Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Chandigarh to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 23rd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munnar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In June in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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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 24th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, stop by Kerala Crafts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look and learn at Green land spice garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and Salem Marthoma Church are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, browse the different shops at Goodwill Collection, and look for gifts at Waltons Boutique.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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