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)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Athirappilly
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Varkala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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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.
You've now added Cherai Beach to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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night
Athirappilly

Athirappilly ©
On the 16th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Vazhachal Falls, then see human ingenuity at work at Thumboormuzhy Dam, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Charpa Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athirappilly trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Athirappilly in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Athirappilly

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thumboormuzhy Dam
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Charpa Waterfall ©
Charpa Waterfall
Thumboormuzhy Dam ©
Thumboormuzhy Dam
Vazhachal Falls ©
Vazhachal Falls

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night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kerala Backwaters. On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kerala Backwaters.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kumarakom attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Athirappilly to Kumarakom takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varkala.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

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night
Varkala

Varkala ©
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 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Varkala Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Varkala trip planner .

Drive from Kumarakom to Varkala in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala

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

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night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Vizhinjam Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Take a train from Varkala to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Shanghumukham Beach ©
Shanghumukham Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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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 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip site .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam in an hour. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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