5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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 Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Varkala Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Aquarium (in Varkala Town). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in December since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, then kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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 29th (Sun), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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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