5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 1 night

2
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam, approximately Mararikulam away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha 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 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, thenstroll through Lighthouse Beach, thenstroll through Samudra Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kovalam journey planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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