9 days in Visakhapatnam & Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Visakhapatnam & Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Visakhapatnam & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
1
Visakhapatnam
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Visakhapatnam

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day
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Borra Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rama Krishna Beach, and then examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Visakhapatnam. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Visakhapatnam to Kovalam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

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Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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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 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thekkady trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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nights
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.
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munnar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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