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29th May to 4th Jun, 2024Budget Friendly Flight
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Things to do in Kerala, India in May

Day 1 - Wednesday 29th, May
morning -

Arrive at Cochin International Airport and head to Fort Cochin

afternoon -

Explore the Chinese Fishing Nets and visit the St. Francis Church

evening -

Enjoy a sunset at Fort Cochin Beach

Day 2 - Thursday 30th, May
morning -

Take a ferry to Alleppey and explore the backwaters

afternoon -

Experience a traditional Kerala meal on a houseboat

evening -

Relax and enjoy the serene backwaters

Day 3 - Friday 31st, May
morning -

Visit the historic Bekal Fort

afternoon -

Explore the surrounding gardens and beach at Bekal Fort

evening -

Stroll through the Ananthapura Lake Temple

Day 4 - Saturday 1st, Jun
morning -

Head to Munnar and explore the tea gardens

afternoon -

Visit the Tea Museum to learn about tea processing

evening -

Enjoy a peaceful walk through the beautiful landscapes of Munnar

Day 5 - Sunday 2nd, Jun
morning -

Visit the tranquil Marari Beach

afternoon -

Explore the traditional Kerala culture at the Mararikulam Shiva Temple

evening -

Indulge in a beachside seafood dinner at a local eatery

Day 6 - Monday 3rd, Jun
morning -

Embark on a wildlife safari at Periyar National Park

afternoon -

Explore the spice plantations in Thekkady

evening -

Attend a traditional Kalaripayattu martial arts performance

Day 7 - Tuesday 4th, Jun
morning -

Relax and have breakfast at a local cafe in Kochi

afternoon -

Explore Jew Town and shop for souvenirs at Mattancherry Palace

evening -

Catch a Kathakali dance performance at a local cultural center

Weather in Kerala, India in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 32°C
Chance of Rain60%

May in Kerala is typically warm and humid. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kerala, India

Clothing & Apparel

Lightweight, breathable clothing -

Choose fabrics like cotton, linen, or moisture-wicking materials that will keep you cool and comfortable in the warm and humid weather.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure your shoes provide good support and cushioning.

Swimsuits (if planning to visit beaches) -

Kerala has some beautiful beaches, so pack a swimsuit if you're planning on taking a dip.

Light jacket -

Evenings can be cool, especially in the hill stations, so bring a light jacket or cardigan for warmth.

Comfortable sleepwear -

Pack comfortable sleepwear to ensure a good night's sleep.


Hat -

Protect yourself from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat.

Sunglasses -

Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from the bright sun.

Sunscreen -

Don't forget sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Insect repellent -

Insect repellent will help keep mosquitoes and other insects away.

Small umbrella or raincoat -

Kerala receives rainfall during May, so an umbrella or raincoat is advisable.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Make sure your passport and visa (if required) are valid and up-to-date.

Travel documents -

Keep flight tickets, hotel bookings, and other important travel documents organized.

Cash and credit/debit cards -

Carry a mix of cash and credit/debit cards for convenience.

First-aid kit -

Include basic first-aid supplies like bandages, antiseptic, and pain relievers.

Medications (if any) -

Pack any prescription medications you need, along with a small medical kit.

Good to have

Travel towel -

A quick-drying travel towel can be useful for various purposes.

Travel-sized toiletries -

Pack travel-sized toiletries to save space and adhere to airline carry-on restrictions.

Reusable water bottle -

Stay hydrated by carrying a reusable water bottle.

Small backpack or daypack -

A small backpack or daypack is convenient for carrying essentials during day trips.

Guidebook or travel guide app -

A guidebook or travel guide app can provide helpful information about Kerala's attractions.


Smartphone -

Your smartphone will be essential for communication, navigation, and capturing memories.

Camera -

Capture the beauty of Kerala with a camera or smartphone camera.

Chargers and adapters -

Don't forget chargers and adapters for your electronic devices.

Power bank -

A power bank will keep your devices charged while on the go.

Noise-canceling headphones -

Noise-canceling headphones can be useful for blocking out noise during flights or other noisy environments.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and major credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express are widely accepted in Kerala.

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