5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Drive:  30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

2
days
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 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach

3
days
Alappuzha

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mararikulam Beach and Thottappally Beach. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters.

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Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
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Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach

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