9 days in Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Bus
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Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)

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 13th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Munnar

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.
Attractions like Tea Gardens and Mattupetty Dam make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Tea Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Alappuzha

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.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then stroll through Mararikulam Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha attractions website.

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 19th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Alappuzha to Kovalam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. February in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.