5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Padmanabhapuram Palace. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to see Poovar Island about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adimalathura Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam online itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
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 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thekkady holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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