5 days in Kerala Itinerary

5 days in Kerala Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Thekkady
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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.
On the 1st (Tue), deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get a new perspective on things with Keralayathra Tours and Travels.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Salem to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Tours · Wildlife
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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 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sivagiri, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally revel in the low prices at Asparagus.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Varkala Town road trip tool.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kovalam online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Varkala Town to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Spas · Beaches · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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