9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thrissur trip builder .

Lucknow to Thrissur is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In January, Thrissur is much warmer than Lucknow - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple. Shop till you drop at Moon Stone Arts and Asparagus. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Varkala Beach, Janardhana Swami Temple, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse and take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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