6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kerala trip planner

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Taxi to Kovalam
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Riyadh


Kochi (Cochin)

— 1 night

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple and then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum Kochi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Varkala Town

— 1 night
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, then stroll through Varkala Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town vacation planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Varkala Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites


— 2 nights
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 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips


— 1 night
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Kerala travel guide

Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.