5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Pune

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night
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 26th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online route planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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

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