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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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