5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kochi (Cochin). In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Sightseeing Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Jew Town
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach

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.
On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then stroll through Samudra Beach, and then stop by Keralashopee.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach

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