5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

3
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.
Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Kids will enjoy Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and stop by Waltons Boutique.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam itinerary planner.

You can 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 October, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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