6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue and then wander the streets of Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip maker tool .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In January in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

Discover how to plan a Thekkady trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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