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)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

2
days
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.
On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Munnar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

2
days
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 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and then stop by Anokhi.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
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Chinese Fishing Nets
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LuLu Mall

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