9 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thekkady
— 1 night
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
5
Chennai
— 1 night

1
night
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 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady vacation planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thekkady is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Thekkady. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planning tool.

Fly from Munnar to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Chennai. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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