5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
End: Hyderabad

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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.
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New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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 (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munnar day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip app .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kovalam tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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