5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  4​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
train:  45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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 7th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Kochi (Cochin) is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottappally Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Munnar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner .

Kovalam is very close to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In July, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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