5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Mararikulam Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from New Delhi in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets

2
days
Kovalam

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach

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