5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Kozhikode
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
Kozhikode

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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Kozhikode to Munnar is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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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 8th (Fri), stop by Waltons Boutique, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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