5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Thrissur
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Pune

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thrissur trip builder app .

Pune to Thrissur is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Thrissur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thrissur

#Historic Sites
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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple
Shakthan Thampuran Palace ©
Shakthan Thampuran Palace

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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 20th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thrissur to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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 21st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then stop by Kerala Crafts, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts
Tropical Chocolate Factory ©
Tropical Chocolate Factory

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nights
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): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, look for gifts at Kochi Books, then stop by Waltons Boutique, then look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and finally browse for treasures at Heritage Arts Antique Store.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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