5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Munnar
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Munnar
— 1 day
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Bus to Ernakulam Vythilla Hub, Fly to Chennai

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Munnar — 1 day

Southern Spice

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 4th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar online road trip planner.

Chennai to Munnar is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Munnar, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You've now added Periyar Tiger Reserve to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Sparsh, and finally stroll through Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.
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Alappuzha — 2 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kerala Backwaters. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Saras Exotic Birds Center and then explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha day trip planning app.

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.
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