6 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Kovalam Itinerary

6 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Kovalam Itinerary

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6 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Kovalam Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
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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.
Visiting Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Mararikulam Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Cochin International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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