9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala itinerary planner
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Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Munnar
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly

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Munnar — 1 night

Southern Spice

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 5th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then stop by Kanan Davan Hills Plantations Company. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar online journey planner.

Chennai to Munnar is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in September: highs in Munnar hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour planning website.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Oriental Arts Emporium, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

Make your Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.
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Alappuzha — 1 night

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Alleppey Backwaters has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Saras Exotic Birds Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.
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Mararikulam — 1 night

If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
You've now added Marari Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mararikulam day trip planner.

Mararikulam is very close to Alappuzha. September in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then visit Jew Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally snap pictures at Marthanda Varma Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Kerala travel guide

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God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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