9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
4
Munnar
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Marari Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. We've included these beaches for you: Alappuzha Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom), Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Kothamangalam). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Jew Town, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Mararikulam, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
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 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Chowara Beach, thenstroll through Kovalam Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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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 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Echo Point, thenHead underground at Swiftlet Cave Munnar, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar travel planning app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Malakkappara
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

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