5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Goa
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pothamedu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)


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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 (Fri): take a stroll through Jew Town, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Goa to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady visit website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pothamedu.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

2
nights
Pothamedu

Pothamedu ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pothamedu online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Pothamedu takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pothamedu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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