5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

1
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 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look and learn at Green land spice garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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.
On the 15th (Tue), gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online vacation maker .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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