5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Mumbai (Bombay)

2
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and then stroll through Lighthouse Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Mon), wander the streets of Jew Town, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, and finally stop by Waltons Boutique. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and then find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

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Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town

1
day
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 19th (Wed), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens

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