5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

Hyderabad to Thekkady is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munnar visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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