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Planning a trip to Kerala, India

18th May to 24th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Estimated Budget
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INR 25,400 - 44,400View Breakdown

Things to do in Kerala, India in May

Day 1 - Saturday 18th, May
Morning -

Arrive in Kochi by train from Mumbai. Check-in to the hotel and freshen up.

Afternoon -

Visit Mattancherry Palace, a Portuguese palace featuring Kerala murals and Hindu temple art. Explore the nearby Jew Street for some local shopping.

Evening -

Relax and enjoy a traditional Kerala dinner at Kashi Art Cafe, known for its fusion cuisine and art gallery.

Day 2 - Sunday 19th, May
Morning -

Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi and admire the beautiful views of the Arabian Sea. Grab a traditional breakfast at Oceanos Restaurant.

Afternoon -

Take a heritage walk through Fort Kochi and explore the St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. Later, enjoy a South Indian thali at Dal Roti.

Evening -

Relax at Fort Kochi Beach and witness a gorgeous sunset. Enjoy some local street food along the beachside promenade.

Day 3 - Monday 20th, May
Morning -

Travel to Munnar from Kochi by train. Check-in to the hotel and freshen up.

Afternoon -

Explore the tea gardens of Munnar and enjoy a scenic nature walk at the Tea Museum. Grab a quick lunch at Saravana Bhavan.

Evening -

Visit the Attukal Waterfalls and enjoy the breathtaking views. Dinner at Rapsy Restaurant famous for its local Kerala cuisine.

Day 4 - Tuesday 21st, May
Morning -

Visit the Eravikulam National Park and spot the Nilgiri Tahr. Have a delightful breakfast at Saravana Bhavan.

Afternoon -

Experience the beauty of Mattupetty Dam with a boat ride and explore the nearby Echo Point. Lunch at Hotel Sri Nivas.

Evening -

Relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere at Top Station, the highest point in Munnar. Dinner at Guru's Restaurant famous for its Indian cuisine.

Day 5 - Wednesday 22nd, May
Morning -

Travel to Alleppey from Munnar by train. Check-in to a traditional houseboat on the backwaters.

Afternoon -

Sail through the beautiful backwaters, enjoy the scenic views, and witness local village life.

Evening -

Savor a delicious dinner prepared by the houseboat chef while enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the backwaters.

Day 6 - Thursday 23rd, May
Morning -

Check-out from the houseboat and travel back to Kochi by train. Check-in to the hotel and relax.

Afternoon -

Explore the local markets of Kochi for some souvenir shopping and grab lunch at Fusion Bay.

Evening -

Witness a Kathakali dance performance at the Kerala Kathakali Centre, showcasing the traditional art form of Kerala.

Day 7 - Friday 24th, May
Morning -

Relax at the hotel and prepare for departure. Check-out from the hotel.

Afternoon -

Visit the Hill Palace Museum, a sprawling complex displaying the heritage and history of Kerala. Have lunch at Malabar Palace Restaurant.

Evening -

Take the train back to Mumbai with beautiful memories of Kerala.

Weather in Kerala, India in Invalid date
Avg Temp27°C to 35°C
Chance of Rain50%
SeasonSummer

May is a warm and humid month in Kerala, with average temperatures ranging from 27 to 35 degrees Celsius (81 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit). There's a moderate chance of rain, so pack an umbrella or raincoat just in case. 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 -

It can get humid in May, so pack fabrics like cotton and linen. Choose light colors to reflect the heat.

Long-sleeved shirt or light jacket -

For cooler evenings or if you visit any religious sites with dress codes.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of exploring, so make sure your shoes are supportive.

Swimsuit -

If you plan on visiting any beaches or backwaters.

Accessories

Sunglasses -

The sun can be strong, so protect your eyes.

Hat -

To shield your head and face from the sun.

Scarf or sarong -

Multi-purpose item that can be used as a wrap, headscarf, or beach cover-up.

Small umbrella or raincoat -

In case of unexpected rain.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended departure date.

Travel documents -

Keep a copy of your itinerary, hotel reservations, and train tickets easily accessible.

Money and credit cards -

A mix of local currency and credit cards is recommended.

First-aid kit -

Include basic items like bandages, antiseptic, and pain relievers.

Insect repellent -

To keep away mosquitoes and other insects.

Good to Have

Travel-sized toiletries -

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other essentials.

Small towel -

For quick showers or beach visits.

Travel pillow -

For comfort on the train journey.

Guidebook or travel app -

To help you plan your itinerary and learn about the area.

Electronics

Phone and charger -

Stay connected and capture your memories.

Camera (optional) -

To document your travels.

Small power bank -

To keep your devices charged on the go.

Headphones or earphones -

For entertainment and noise cancellation.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Kerala. Visa and Mastercard are the most commonly accepted credit cards.

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Budget for Kerala, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR25,400 - 44,400

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
flight expense
INR 5,000- 8,000
food
INR 7,200- 12,000
hotel
INR 6,000- 12,000
local travelling
INR 1,200- 2,400
activities
INR 4,000- 6,000
misc
INR 2,000- 4,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kerala, India
  • Try local street food for an authentic experience and savings on meals.
  • Book train tickets in advance for cost-effective travel between cities.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.