5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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nights
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.
Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha to see Alappuzha Beach about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Kochi Beach, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kovalam vacation app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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