5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

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 January, things will get much warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
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 13th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kovalam road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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