A recommended list of tour options which will help you chart out an itinerary by which you can cover the key destinations in Kerala in Five days.

South Kerala

• Thiruvananthapuram • Kollam • Pathanamthitta • Alappuzha

Day 1: (Options)
  • Day at the Kovalam beach (Other attractions: shopping, cuisine, Ayurvedic massage)

Day 2: (Options)
  • Picnic on the Ponmudi hills

Day 3: (Options)
  • Kollam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

  • Day at the Thirumullavaram beach

  • Trip to the Palaruvi waterfalls

Day 4: (Options)
  • Alappuzha backwater cruise (cruise through the scenic backwaters of Alappuzha or Thottapally in a houseboat, en route visit temples and churches. Watch rustic life, the art of coir making, basket weaving etc.)

  • Day at the Alappuzha beach

  • Trip to the Pathiramanal island

  • Visit to the Krishnapuram Palace

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater or beach resort

Day 5: (Options)
  • Back to Thiruvananthapuram: Museum complex, Padmanabha swamy temple, Kuthiramalika palace, Science and technology museum, Veli tourist village, Akkulam boat club

  • Excursion to Kanyakumari

 

Central Kerala

• Kottayam • ldukki • Ernakulam • Thrissur • Palakkad

Day 1: (Options)
  • Visit to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary

  • Kottayam backwater cruise

  • Houseboat cruise

  • Ayurvedic massage at a backwater resort

Day 2 & 3: (Options)
  • Picnic to the Munnar hills

  • Ayurvedic massage at a hill resort

  • Visit to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary

  • Ayurvedic massage at a jungle resort

Day 4 & 5: (Options)
  • Ernakulam sightseeing options: St. Francis church, Santa Cruz basilica, Dutch palace, Jewish synagogue, Hill palace museum, Veega land.

  • Sunset cruise

  • Trip to the Athirapally and Vazhachal waterfalls

 

North Kerala

• Malappuram • Kozhikode • Wayanad • Kannur • Kasaragod

Day 1 & 2: (Options)
  • At Kozhikode beach

  • Ayurvedic massage at a beach resort

  • Backwater cruise
Day 3: (Options)
  • Trek to the Edakkal caves

  • Picnic at the Wayanad hill resorts

  • Visit to the spice plantations

  • Visit to the Pazhassi tomb

  • Picnic at Kuruvadweep

  • Trip to Vythiri

  • Visit to the Wayanad wildlife sanctuary

Day 4: (Options)
  • Watch a Theyyam performance

  • Day at the Muzhappilangad beach

  • Visit to the Kannur fort

Day 5: (Options)
  • Day at the Bekal fort and beach