5 days in Kerala & Vadodara Itinerary

5 days in Kerala & Vadodara Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala & Vadodara Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Vadodara
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Muscat

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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.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner.

Muscat, Oman to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Kochi (Cochin) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Muscat in March; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Thekkady takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

1
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 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip site .

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vadodara.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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day
Vadodara

Vadodara ©
Tourism in Vadodara, the cultural capital of Gujarat, thrives on four major palace complexes, great regional dance performances, gardens and galleries, and a number of museums offering a wide variety of events, activities, and things to see.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Lukshmi Vilas Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Vadodara trip planner .

You can fly from Kovalam to Vadodara in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vadodara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lukshmi Vilas Palace ©
Lukshmi Vilas Palace

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