5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and finally don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) vacation maker tool .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munnar trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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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 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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