5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amritsar

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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 8th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munnar online journey maker .

Amritsar to Munnar is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Amritsar in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Munnar: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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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 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam online travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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

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