5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + bus:  5​h
Alappuzha
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Kannur
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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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 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Bengaluru to Alappuzha is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in November, with highs in Alappuzha at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Kannur.

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kannur tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kannur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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nights
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 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kovalam online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Kannur to Kovalam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #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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