5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)

1
day
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 3rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

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Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
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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 4th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Drive.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker site .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and finally get great views at Top Station.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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