5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  10​h
Mararikulam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

1
day
Mararikulam

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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New Delhi to Mararikulam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Mararikulam: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches
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Marari 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 5th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

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Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach
Jew Town

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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Samudra Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Nature

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Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach

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