5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Munnar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar day trip planner .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady itinerary website .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

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
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Thottappally Beach, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha online route planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
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 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the next day, kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, and then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip app .

Drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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