9 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

9 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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): view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip builder site .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in February, Munnar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and finally examine the collection at International Coir Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip builder app .

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for gifts at Sarwaa, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam tour planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

1
day
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari journey app .

Getting from Kovalam to Kanyakumari by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villoondi Tirtham, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram day trip planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham

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