5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), wander the streets of Jew Town and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online attractions planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

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

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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 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary app .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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