5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

1
day
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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue and then wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
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 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kovalam online road trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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