5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
day
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 27th (Fri), stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary maker tool .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in April since evenings lows in Kovalam dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Mattancherry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Beaches
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 30th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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