9 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 30 min
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 31st (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Thekkady journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thekkady is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Thekkady is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): 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.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planning app .

You can fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. 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
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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.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planner.

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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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