5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Visakhapatnam

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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 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Jew Town.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning site .

Visakhapatnam to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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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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 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Thekkady.

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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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 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

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

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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 26th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar visit planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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