5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

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 19th (Wed): stop by Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady online travel planner .

Pune to Thekkady is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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 (Sat): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally stop by Leens Export. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site .

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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