10 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Kovalam Itinerary

10 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Kovalam Itinerary

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10 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Kovalam Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Kothamangalam), Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kochi (Cochin). In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Paniyeli Poru, Marari Beach, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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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 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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