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:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Poovar Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kovalam attractions planner .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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