5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Varkala
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Bengaluru

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Top Station as well as Photo Point. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and then get great views at Top Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munnar itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Munnar is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Munnar: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

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Photo Point
Tea Gardens
Top Station

1
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Alappuzha

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. In November in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varkala.

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Mararikulam
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Marari Beach

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Varkala

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 30th (Thu), kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Varkala custom trip planner.

Drive from Alappuzha to Varkala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Varkala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Varkala to Kovalam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach

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