4 days in Kerala Itinerary

4 days in Kerala Itinerary

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4 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Alappuzha
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Palakkad
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pathiramanal Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha itinerary site .

Chennai to Alappuzha is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for slightly colder days in Alappuzha, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip app .

Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

1
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Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pattambi Nercha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meenkulathi Bhagavathi AmmanTemple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Guruvayurappan Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Palakkad trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Palakkad in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Palakkad are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Palakkad

Historic Sites
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Sree Guruvayurappan Temple ©
Sree Guruvayurappan Temple
Jain Temple Palghat ©
Jain Temple Palghat
Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple ©
Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple

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