5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

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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 29th (Fri): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder tool.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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 1st (Sun), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munnar itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 2nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, thenidentify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady travel route planning tool.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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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night
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 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, thenadmire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam visit planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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
Spas

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