5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
New Delhi

2
days
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 23rd (Fri): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Munnar: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planning app .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then stroll through Mararikulam Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kumarakom day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Mararikulam Beach
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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