5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

2
days
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 24th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Top Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

Before you visit Munnar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Chennai (Madras) to Munnar is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in January: highs in Munnar hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Top Station ©
Top Station

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) attractions site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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