6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Kerala Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha to see Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery and view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in October: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Sarwaa, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sarwaa
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 25th (Fri), stop by Kerala Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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