The itinerary for Kerala and Kanyakumari for 9 nights and 10 days covers important places of Trivandrum, Kovalam, Kanyakumari, Alappuzha, Thekaddy, and Munnar, Cochi, and Guruvayur. During the tour enjoy the speed boat ride, tea garden, eco point, Eravikulam National Park, Kovalam beach, Kanyakumari, and Guruvayur temples.
Kerala is a south Indian state of India. It is famous for ecotourism initiatives, beautiful backwaters, culture, tradition, Ayurvedic Treatment, modern spa treatment, houseboat accommodation, and beautiful beaches.
Day 1. Trivandrum
Trivandrum is known as Thiruvananthapuram. It is the capital of Kerala and the jewel in the emerald necklace that Kerala has subcontinent. The city is an appealing blend of strongly rooted heritage and nostalgic colonial legacy. It is a major tourist center in south India. The top attractions in Trivandrum are Padmanabhaswamy temple, Poovar Island, Magic Planet Theme Park, Napier Museum, Velli Lake, Varkala beach, Shang mugham beach, and the Zoo. You can also visit Ponmudi and Augasty Mala in western Ghat. Keep the evening free for beaches and shopping.
Day 2. Trivandrum – Kovalam Beach – Trivandrum
Kovalam beach is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches. It is one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in Kerala. It is a famous tourist spot because of its low tides, shallow water, pristine nature, and natural beauty. It is located in the Kovalam region of Trivandrum. The distance of Kovalam beach from Thiruvananthapuram is 13 km and requires only 30 minutes to reach. It is a calm beach and provides a remarkable experience. After playing and swimming on the beach return to the hotel.
Day 3. Trivandrum – Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is a coastal town located in the state of Tamil Nadu on India’s southern tip. Kanyakumari is famous for its scenic beaches, temples, monuments, and waterfalls. Top attractions in Kanyakumari are Vivekananda Rock Memorial located off the coast, the statue of Thiruvalluvar, sunset viewpoint, Padmanabhapuram palace, Kanyakumari beach, Mahatma Gandhi Mandapam, and Our Lady of Ransom Shrine. The distance between Trivandrum to Kanyakumari is 90 km by road. The time requires to reach Kanyakumari is nearly 3 hours.
Day 4. Kanyakumari – Alappuzha
Alappuzha is a city located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Alappuzha has canals, backwaters, beaches, and lagoons. Alappuzha is famous for its boat races, marine produce, coir industry, and beaches. The top attraction in Alappuzha is Alleppey Backwater, Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna temple, Mannarasala Shree Nagaraja temple, and Revi Karunakaran Museum. Enjoy the Kerala backwater boat ride and the beauty of coconut trees on both sides of the backwater. The distance between Kanyakumari to Alappuzha is 237 km. Time requires nearly 6 hours 30 minutes.
Day 5. Alappuzha – Thekkady
Thekaddy is a small town and an important tourist destination located in the Idukki district near Kerala. The top attractions in Thekaddy are Govi Forest, Elephant Junction, Green park Ayurvedic and spices plantation, Periyar Lake, and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Thekaddy is India’s largest wildlife sanctuary and is the dream destination for tourists visiting India. Periyar National park is the most bio-diverse and well-protected reservoir region in India. You can take a boat ride in the reservoir. If you are lucky, you will see deer, Guava, and different kinds of animals and birds. In the evening you can take an elephant ride on the spices farm. The distance between Alappuzha Thekaddy is 137 km.
Day 6 and 7. Thekaddy – Munnar
Munnar is a town and famous hill station in the Idukki district of the south Indian state of Kerala. It is situated at a height of 1600 meters from sea level. It is the most sought travel destination in the world. Munnar is blessed with the mesmerizing landscape of nature. The top places to visit in Munnar are the green tea estate, coffee farm, Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Tata Tea Museum, waterfalls, and rose garden. The distance between Thekaddy to Munnar is 85 km.
Day 8: Munnar – Cochi
Cochi is also known as Cochin is a city located in the southernmost state of Kerala. It is a major port on the Malabar Coast of India. The top tourist attractions in Cochi are Mattancherry Palace, Cherai Beach, St. Francis CSI Church, Paradesi Synagogue, Hill Palace Museum, Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica Fort Cochi Willingdon Island, Chinese Fishing Net, Boating, and Beaches. The distance between Munnar to Cochi is 158 km. Time requires nearly 4 hours 30 min.
Day 9. Cochi – Guruvayur – Cochi
Guruvayur is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Guruvayurappan. The temple is located in the small town of Guruvayur in Kerala state India. Guruvayur Shree Krishna temple is one of the most sacred, holiest, and oldest temples in Kerala. Visit the famous Guruvayur temple located 93 km from Cochi.
Day 10. Cochi
Proceed to railway station or airport for the return journey
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