5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur

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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip tool .

Jaipur to Kovalam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in July, expect nights in Kovalam to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then browse the exhibits of Green land spice garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online road 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then step off the mainland to explore Vypeen Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Vypeen Island ©
Vypeen Island
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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