5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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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 26th (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munnar online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Mattancherry, stop by Kochi Books, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally stop by Waltons Boutique.

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Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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