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 6th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, explore the galleries of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a tour by water with Keralayathra Tours and Travels.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site.

Salem to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Sivagiri, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Varkala Town road trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Spas · Parks
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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 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kovalam trip site.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Spas · Outdoors · Parks

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.
On the 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough 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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