5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Konni

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

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Konni to Thekkady is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Childrens Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Munnar visit site .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online route planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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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 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

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