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 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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 19th (Fri): make a trip to Jew Town and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planning site .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur trip site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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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 22nd (Mon): stop by Kerala Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Thekkady holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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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 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can 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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