5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Munnar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 8th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, wander the streets of Jew Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip website .

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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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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 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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