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Written by Shriniketh on July 11, 2020 Share on

Kerala Trip – God’s Own Country for 5 Nights and 6 Days

Overview

A Kerala trip is something that will soothe your mind and senses. If God is ever biased with a state, it should probably be with Kerala. Kerala is blessed with beauty and bountiful nature. Anything and everything about Kerala spits beauty throughout. Therefore, it is widely called “God’s Own Country”. No wonder, Kerala is one of the most favoured destinations. It is not just the domestic Indian travellers, but even foreigners are fascinated by Kerala. A trip to Kerala can change your life like never before!

Kerala Trip

There are several prominent and off-beat places in Kerala that deserve a visit. But ideally, not many of us will have forever to travel. So, the best value can be made out of a Kerala trip even within a short span.

Within 5 nights, prominent places of Kerala can be visited, which adds variety and exclusivity to your itinerary. There are places like Cochin, Munnar, Allepey, Thekkadi, and many more to visit in Kerala. Although, if you are looking to travel for 5 days, you can stick to visiting the top 4 places. Kerala has something for anyone and everyone. Right from the seafood, to shopping, to spices, Kerala is truly a paradise.

Kerala Nature Landscape
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Day-wise Itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrival, Kochi, and sightseeing
  • Day 2 – Arrival, Munnar, and Waterfalls
  • Day 3 – Tea Museum, National Park, Dam, and Echo Point
  • Day 4 – Arrival, Thekkady, and sightseeing
  • Day 5 – Arrival, Allepey, and sightseeing
  • Day 6 – Departure

Day 1: Kochi

Chinese fishing net
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Kochi is a major port city, and one of the famous tourist destinations in Kerala. It is located along the south coast of the state. Kochi is a prominent city, and hence, is well connected to top cities across India. Kochi can be your point of entry to Kerala.

Check in to your designated hotel at Kochi.

Kochi has a lot of places to offer for the tourists. Dutch Palace, also known as Mattancherry Palace, is a famous Portugal architectural palace. The exhibits consist of Rajas of Kochi. This is about to be listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Secondly, visit Fort Cochin. Kochi is a coastal city, and it is a sin to not visit Fort Cochin. Known for its beautiful British and Portugal architecture and style, this region is truly a paradise. While visiting the beach, subsequently get to know more about the fascinating Chinese Fishing Nets.

Round off your day by visiting the famous St Francis Church. It is one of the oldest European Churches in India, dating back to 1503.

Activities covered:
– Dutch Palace
– Fort Kochi
– Chinese Fishing Nets
– St Francis Church

Must try:
Seafood, walk along the beach, photography of murals and walls in Fort Kochi

Also Read: Kerala: A tale of tranquillity and its beach resorts

Day 2: Munnar

Munnar Kerala Tea Plantation
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Munnar, a hill station in the Western Ghats, is arguably one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. No tour to Kerala is complete without visiting Munnar. Munnar is about a 3-4 hour drive from Cochin.

During your journey to Munnar, ensure you have a lot of stops to admire the beauty of the hills. The cool breeze as you stand in the roads leading to the hills is an unparalleled experience. You can literally beat the heat!

Valara Waterfalls is something that can be visited en route Munnar. Hence, planning of your day is of paramount importance.

Activities covered:
– Valara Waterfalls

Day 3: Munnar

Munnar has a lot of places to visit. Therefore, starting the day early is important. Visit Tata Tea Museum to understand how tea is made, right from the leaf stage to packed stage. Tea is quite famous in Munnar, hence this is a must-visit.

Subsequently, visit Mattupetty Dam and Echo Point. Mattupetty Dam is truly a glorious sight, especially in Munnar climate. Echo point is a stunning picnic spot, along with the interesting echo phenomenon.

Eravikulam National Park is a must-visit in Munnar. It is a sprawling national park across 100 square kilometres. Nilgiri Tahr is the famous conserved animal at this park.

Activities covered:
– Tata Tea Museum
– Mattupetty Dam
– Echo Point
– Eravikulam National Park

Must try:
Tea, local waterfalls, strolling through the ghats

Day 4: Thekkady

Periyar Tiger Reserve
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Thekkady is a prominent tourist destination in Kerala. Thekkady is situated at a distance of fewer than 100 kilometres from Munnar. Hence, it shouldn’t take more than 3 hours to reach Thekkady.

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is the most important spot here. This park is one of the major reasons why people visit Thekkady. It is a significant reserve, housing several wildlife species. Tiger is the core conservated animal here, along with Deer, Bison, Leopards etc.

The Periyar lake is also something that can be combined subsequently. Periyar Lake is a fascinating site for children and adults alike.

Activities covered:
– Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
– Periyar Lake

Must try:
Spice garden, cardamon plantations

Day 5: Alleppey

Alleppey kerala.
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Finish off your Kerala trip by visiting the stunning Alleppey. No Kerala trip is complete without visiting this coastal place. Allepey is a 4-hour drive from Thekkady.

The paramount thing to do in Allepey is a houseboat stay. Check in to your designated houseboat. Houseboats are synonymous with luxury. Therefore, a houseboat stay can be the highlight of your trip. Firstly, it is about the lavish space and facilities. Secondly, it is about the experience of staying midwater throughout the day. And subsequently, the authentic Kerala cuisine you get to experience during your stay.

Activities covered:
– Houseboat stay

Must try:
Seafood, Allapuzha Beach

Also Read: 10 Best Kerala Backwaters You Should Explore During Your Kerala Trip

Day 6: Goodbye Kerala!

Drive back to Cochin or any major city in Kerala to head back to your home with a lot of memories that you can cherish forever!

Kerala is truly a paradise tourist destination. Hence, it is only justified that a Kerala trip should definitely be in your bucket list. But planning is a very meticulous task with respect to Kerala. Pickyourtrail offers the best Kerala tour packages to craft your dream itinerary. You can further enquire about other packages through Whatsapp enquiry. Know more about domestic and international packages to embark on your dream vacation!

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