5 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

5 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  45​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar online trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, Munnar is little chillier than New Delhi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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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 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alappuzha Lighthouse ©
Alappuzha Lighthouse

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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