8 days in Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

8 days in Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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8 days in Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha travel itinerary planner.

Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
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Sree Subramanya Swami Temple ©
Sree Subramanya Swami Temple

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cherai Beach and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Jew Town and Vallarpadam Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Kodanand Elephant Training Centre (in Kodanad), Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Edappally Church Complex, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Athirapally Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, Athirapally Falls, Paniyeli Poru, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Athirappilly Waterfalls
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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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