5 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

5 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Konni
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Chennai
— 1 night
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Konni

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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 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning app .

Konni to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai journey planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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 7th (Mon), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munnar travel route app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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 8th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, look and learn at Green land spice garden, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planning site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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