5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam planning site .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kovalam, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

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

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Kathakali.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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 4th (Mon): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munnar tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. February in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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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