9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, experience rural life at Spice Walk, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary builder app.

New Delhi to Thekkady is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Kochi Booksfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai 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 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stop by Keralashopee, thenexamine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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