6 days in Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at LuLu Mall and ViaKerala Shop. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Edappally Church Complex. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Marari Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

1
night
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 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kovalam online route planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip site .

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

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