5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route site.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Mon), stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, thenlook for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, thenexplore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, thenview the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally stop by Kochi Books.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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