9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town. Get outdoors at Cherai Beach and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Vadodara to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mararikulam online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In January in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for gifts at Hindustan Spices and Herbals, and finally look for gifts at Greenworld Spices & Herbal.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trip

Idukki
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 9th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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