4 days in Chennai & Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Chennai & Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Chennai & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
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Chennai
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Marina Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chennai trip maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chennai. In July, daytime highs in Chennai are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex, then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, then browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam day trip site .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, look for gifts at Kerala Crafts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip app .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Kerala Crafts ©
Kerala Crafts

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