5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and then find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get slightly colder in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 17th (Fri), get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally explore and take pictures at Spice Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can 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
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munnar day trip site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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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 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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