5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Mumbai (Bombay)
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mumbai (Bombay)

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 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Thommankuthu Falls and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar online itinerary creator.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, then stop by Anokhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

1
day
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 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam holiday 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 September, daytime highs in Kovalam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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