5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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 20th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar travel route tool .

Pune to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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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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 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thekkady visit planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) 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
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings 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 ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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