5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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5 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  4​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, stop by Kochi Books, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in February: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. You'll explore and learn at Napier Museum and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Santhigiri Ashram in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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