5 days in Lucknow & Kerala Itinerary

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Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Lucknow


Lucknow — 1 day

Golden City of India

A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Bara Imambara and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandrika Devi Mandir.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lucknow tour itinerary website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Lucknow. In April, daily temperatures in Lucknow can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 1 night

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Jew Town, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker website.

Fly from Lucknow to Kochi (Cochin) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucknow in April, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are little chillier (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.
Neighborhoods · Spas · Historic Sites
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Munnar — 2 nights

Southern Spice

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 4th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.
Parks · Nature
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kerala travel guide

Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.