6 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Thekkady Itinerary

6 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Thekkady Itinerary

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6 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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night
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.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning website .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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