5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady tour itinerary builder website .

New Delhi to Thekkady is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 29th (Mon), kick back and relax at Marari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then stroll through Mararikulam Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha planning app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kovalam attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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