5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Vijayawada

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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.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site .

Vijayawada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off toMunnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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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 2nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Parunthumpara, then admire the natural beauty at Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, then explore and take pictures at Spice Walk, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, 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 maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Parunthumpara
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Spas & Wellness
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha day trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Historic Sites
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