5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, then stroll through Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning app .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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 8th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Guruvayur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Guruvayur takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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