5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & Varkala Aquarium). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planner.

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha route planner.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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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 29th (Sun), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Munnar day trip planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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