5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip maker tool .

Bengaluru 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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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 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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hours
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 13th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

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