5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre and then wander the streets of 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 kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kovalam sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) 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
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

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