6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Gaya
1
Kannur
— 1 day
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Varkala
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
End: Gaya

1
day
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kannur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Gaya to Kannur is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Kannur

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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

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day
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varkala Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Varkala day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Kannur to Varkala takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. December in Varkala sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala

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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
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Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

3
nights
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.
Pamper yourself for a day on the 20th (Thu) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Varkala to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Spas & Wellness
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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