9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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.
On the 14th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar online travel planner .

Pune to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 16th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

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

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 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, wander the streets of Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, steep yourself in history at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, then stop by Waltons Boutique, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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