5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Bengaluru

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 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kovalam tour planner.

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then stop by Kochi Books, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Shopping Museums
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Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Basilica

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Attukal Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munnar vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In September in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum

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