Weekend getaways from Kochi

Weekend getaways from Kochi

  Pressed for time on a visit to Kerala? From all backwaters to tea plantations, hill stations to beaches; there are plenty of wonderful options to choose from to make your weekends fun-filled and rewarding. Here are the best weekend getaways around Kochi. 


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1. Athirapally Waterfalls

 

The ‘Niagara of India’ is one of the best places to catch in the Kerala monsoon. The 80ft-high waterfall on the Chalakudy River is considered the entrance to the Sholayar range and is surrounded by lush forest, and the lion-tailed macaque, among other animals.


Time: Best time to visit is from September to January


Distance: 85.2 km via NH544 and Chalakudy - Anamala Road

2. Kuttanad

 

A water paradise with backwaters, Kuttanad is a picturesque retreat that offers a relaxing time away. It is also renowned for its annual boat race on the Punnamada backwater.


Time: The exact time to visit Kuttanad is between October and March


Distance: 74.6 km via NH 66
 

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5. Thrissur

 

Thrissur is the best holiday destination for a holiday if it’s not just the senses you are trying to indulge. Known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala, it is that exotic location which will open your eyes to the world of beauty created through the craftsmanship of both men and the gods. 


Time: Best time to visit Thrissur is Jan to Dec 


Distance: 83Km- 1hour 20 min from Kochi 

6. Vagamon

 

Vegamon is mainly a hill station that lies in the border of Kottayam and Idukki district of Kerala. It is an interesting tourist place for many newly-weds and shutterbugs. The lust green plains, blue hills, meandering rivers, gushing waterfalls, fresh and breezy air and the deep pine forest contribute in making this place a much sought- after holiday destination. 


Time: From Jan to Dec is the best time to visit


Distance: 102Km from Kochi 

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7. Alleppey

 

The list of places to visit in Alleppey is more like a buffet of the best, more than what a traveler can wish for. With attractions like the Alleppey Beach and Vembanad Lake to woo nature lovers, the ancient town church and Mannarasala Temple for the culturally inclined, Alleppey is a traveler’s delight. 


Time: Best time to roam around Alleppey is Nov to Feb 


Distance: 53.0 km via NH 66

8. Some of the other places of a visit from Kochi are as follows

 

1. Kumarakom


Time to visit: November to February:
Distance from Kochi: 48.0 km via NH 66


2. Vazhachal Waterfalls


Time to visit: September to February
Distance from Kochi: 66 km


3. Tirunelveli


Time to visit: October and February
Distance from Kochi: 274.5 km via NH744


4. Guruvayoor


Time to visit: October to February
Distance from Kochi: 92.7 km via NH 66


5. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary


Time to visit: November to February
Distance from Kochi: 46.7 km via NH 66


6. Mahadeva Tample-Ettumanoor


Time to visit: February and March
Distance from Kochi: 57.2 km via SH15


7. Kuttanad


Time to visit: October and March
Distance from Kochi: 74.6 km via NH 66


8. Thommankuthu Waterfalls


Time to visit: From September to May
Distance from Kochi: 75.8 km via NH85


9. Peechi Dam


Time to visit: October to March 
Distance from Kochi: 99.6 km via NH544


10. Tenkasi


Time to visit: July to March 
Distance from Kochi: 214.7 km via NH744


11. Trivandrum


Time to visit: October to February
Distance from Kochi: 205.6 km via Main Central Rd


12. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Kochi: 788.0 km via NH 66


13. St. Mary's Orthodox Church


Time to visit: October to March 
Distance from Kochi: 254.2 km via NH 66


14. Cherai Beach


Time to visit: October to March
Distance from Kochi: 33.9 km via SH63


15. Poonjar Palace


Time to visit: From September until the end of March
Distance from Kochi: 80.6 km via Ettumanoor - Erattupetta - Poonjar Rd/Ettumanoor - Pala - Poonjar Rd


16. Kovalam


Time to visit: From November till February.
Distance drom Kochi: 213.0 km via NH 66


17. Rameshwaram


Time to visit: October to April
Distance from Kochi: 443.0 km via NH85 and NH87


18. Idukki


Time to visit: November to February
Distance from Kochi: 134.9 km via NH85


19 . Periyar National Park


Time to visit: September to April
Distance from Kochi: 154.8 km via NH183

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