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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation trip planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam itinerary builder.

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. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

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