9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Goa
fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Goa

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Goa to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 1st (Fri), have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then browse the different shops at Sobha City Mall, and then kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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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 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Thrissur to Thekkady in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden

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 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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