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
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Pune

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 20th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam route planner .

Pune to Kovalam is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then stroll through Marari Beach.

Plan a Alappuzha trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Kovalam to Alappuzha by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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