5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Thekkady
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) route planner.

Salem to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Spas

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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Varkala Town online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Sivagiri ©
Sivagiri

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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 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip website.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Spas · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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