5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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hours
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 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
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 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 6th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow 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
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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