5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
Bengaluru

3
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Poovar Island will thrill your kids. Take a break from Kovalam with a short trip to Keralashopee in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kovalam, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thuravoor Mahakshethram and then explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

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You can drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Punnamada Lake, Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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