This beautiful place on the banks of the Periyar River is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from the airport. It has a captive elephant training college in which wild elephants are brought for being domesticated. There is also a cradle for baby elephants to be nurtured over here. You can also enjoy an elephant safari at this place. Just four kilometers from this place is Poru which is a pristine riverbank known for its scenic locale. One can enjoy a mesmerizing swim in the river at Poru.
It is near to Kodanad and at roughly the same distance from the Cochin airport. If you are a practicing Christian, the place can hold a deep meaning as it is a renowned Christian pilgrimage place due to the famous church of St. Thomas. The church has been d as an international shrine by the Vatican and the view of the church can be highly alluring.
It is a lush green forest area that has a beautiful waterfall so that visitors can enjoy its grandeur. It is about 40 kilometers from the airport and is dotted with many streams and a lot of water bodies. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy here a lot as one can take a walk through the forests and rediscover the charm of the virgin woods.
Iringol Kavu is very near to Kodanad and is about 20 kilometers from the airport. You can watch the magnificent goddess temple over here along with the largest snake grove of the state. Different species of snakes can be found at the grove. The temple is a natural staying place of monkeys and you can sight a lot of them over here.
If you are a beach lover, you can't stop yourself from visiting the Cherai beach that is situated only at a distance of 24 kilometers from the airport. The specialty of the beach is that it is a single beach that has a backwater lagoon to it that makes it all the more attractive. If you happen to be here during the kite festival, the fun can be a lot more during the period.