7 days in Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

7 days in Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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7 days in Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Alappuzha
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Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Alappuzha

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kumarakom (Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple & Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha vacation planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Alappuzha. In April in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, stroll through Fort Kochi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Kadavum Bagam Synagogue, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker app .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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