5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Top Station, contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munnar online itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in April, Munnar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Top Station ©
Top Station

1
night
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 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Mattancherry, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then stop by Kochi Books, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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