5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreevaraham Temple Pond, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kovalam is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kovalam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse 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 22nd (Wed), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Thekkady trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
On the 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pallippurathu Kavu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, and finally stroll through Kottathavalam.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kottayam online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3.5 hours. In May in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally
St. Dominic's Cathedral ©
St. Dominic's Cathedral
St Mary's Knanaya Church ©
St Mary's Knanaya Church

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