5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  4​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:  3​h
End: Chennai

1
night
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 26th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munnar attractions planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May: highs in Munnar hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow 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 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thekkady, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can 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
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 29th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Jew Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to 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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night
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 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

Before you visit Kovalam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #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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