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
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hawa Beach as well as Vellayani Lake. On the 20th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam tour 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 September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Suruli Falls. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Suruli Falls.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Suruli Falls
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
You've now added Pathiramanal Beach to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Pathiramanal Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mararikulam attractions site .

Drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pathiramanal Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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