5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munnar online journey planner .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Munnar, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

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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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 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady vacation maker website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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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 4th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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