6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take a stroll through Mattancherry, and make a trip to Jew Town.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online route maker .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
days
Kovalam

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 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam visit planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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