9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, 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 look for gifts at Keralashopee, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning site .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Mistletoe art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Munnar

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Guruvayur in 5 hours. In May in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Getting from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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