9 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thekkady Itinerary

9 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thekkady Itinerary

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9 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Edappally Church Complex. You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder site .

November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 18th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
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Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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