5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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
taxi + Fly:  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): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in November, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are little chillier (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha holiday site .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
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, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time 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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