4 days in Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Kerala Itinerary

Pune
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Pune

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Kochi (Cochin)

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 13th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 14th (Mon), get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Thekkady sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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Munnar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In May in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Kovalam

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 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam holiday builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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