5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Thrissur
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Shakthan Thampuran Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thrissur trip maker .

Pune to Thrissur is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thrissur

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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