10 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Alappuzha Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Alappuzha
— 6 nights
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Vallarpadam Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiva Temple and Maritime Museum Kochi. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , walk around Jawahar Park, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, and take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder app.

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Chennai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kochi (Cochin), ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.
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Alappuzha — 6 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal and Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Vembanad Lake. Explore Alappuzha's surroundings by going to Kumarakom (Anokhi Wellness, Kumarakom Beach, &more) and Kottayam (Bay Island Driftwood Museum & Thazhathangady Juma Masjid). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Forane Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha trip planning website.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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