5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  1​h
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum and then don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Varkala Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, and finally get great views at Varkala Cliff.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varkala Town online route planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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.
On the 19th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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