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
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Bengaluru

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.
On the 25th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam road trip app .

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 December, expect Kovalam to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Idiom Book Sellers. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, look for gifts at Kochi Books, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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