5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai

1
night
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 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Jew Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On your second day here, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder website .

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in April: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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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 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady holiday planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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