5 days in Pune & Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Pune & Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Pune & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
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Pune
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

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Pune

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parasnath Jain Tirth, then examine the collection at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pune trip builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Pune. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pune

Historic Sites Museums
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Sri Balaji Mandir ©
Sri Balaji Mandir
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Cherai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Pune to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 24th (Sun), stroll through Mararikulam Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kovalam takes 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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