5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Kovalam
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

2
days
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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre and then make a trip to Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then make a trip to Fort Kochi Beach, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in March, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
day
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 26th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
day
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 27th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munnar visit planning site .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. March in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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hours
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 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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

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