Road Trips From Kochi

Kochi has got lots of options to travel and not sure where to head to? Explore various options below best suited for road trips and create a personalised plan yourself. Pick from hill stations to sandy coastline beaches to religious centres to heritage sites and start planning.

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Bangalore
9.5 hrs
548.5 km

Lot beyond beer & filter Coffee; Garden City for the best moments of your life

  • 2 coexisting names - Garden City, Silicon Valley of India
  • 45 mins to view elephants in natural habitat
  • Offers the best night lifes in India
  • 2000 year of temples
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Waterbodies
Heritage
Museums
Wildlife
Relaxation
Amusement Parks
Parks

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

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Chennai
11.5 hrs
683.0 km

Great confluence of rich tradition, varied heritage, modern amenities and technology

  • Melange of cultures in the monuments that lie scattered
  • Marina Beach is Chennai's pride and joy
  • Wildlife parks & migratory birds are visual treats
  • Dance, music & film festivals are Chennai's Galore
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Heritage
Museums
Beaches
Wildlife
Parks
Amusement Parks
Relaxation

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Thiruvananthapuram
5.0 hrs
200.0 km

Internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwaters & rich cultural heritage

  • Clean & soothing beaches with mesmerising sunset views
  • Natural & historical significance with amazing eco tourism
  • Ancient pilgrim centres and their enchanting architecture
  • Interesting museums with archaeological & historical artifacts
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Heritage
Museums
Beaches
Waterbodies
Relaxation
Wildlife

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

Attractions

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Mysore
9.0 hrs
348.0 km

Major tourist attraction, definitely worth a visit; thanks to its lovely climate, regal heritage and friendly people.

  • Mysore Palace, with its stunning architecture draws tourists
  • Lovely climate, regal heritage and friendly people
  • Monuments which were once the seat of great power
  • Stunning waterfalls to bird sanctuaries impress nature lovers
  • Interesting places of worship which are steeped in history
Themes Covered:
Entertainment
Religious Sites
Museums
Heritage
Waterbodies
Wildlife

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Wayanad
6.5 hrs
273.0 km

Dominated by the Western Ghats which open doors to adventurous outdoor activities

  • Mesmerising greenery with rolling hills
  • Spectacular waterfalls that plunge down from great heights
  • Adventurous trekking and hiking experiences
  • Captivating monuments like Banasura Sagar dam
  • Enchanting Places of worship
  • Great place to unwind
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Wildlife
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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Thrissur
2.0 hrs
85.0 km

Cultural capital of Kerala with rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth

  • Cultural Capital of Kerala due to cultural & religious leaning
  • Thrissur pooram, a festival unique in its pageantry
  • 80 feet high Athirapilly falls at the threshold of Sholayar
  • Punnathur Kotta, the largest elephant park in the world
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks
Amusement Parks

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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Chittoor
11.0 hrs
610.0 km

Perfect blend of various elements to satisfy spiritual, religious and artistic minded people

  • Enchanting waterfalls many in number
  • Wildlife viewing at the sanctuaries
  • Indo-Sarcen architecture at historical Chandragiri fort
  • Temples steeped in ancient history
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Entertainment

Peak Season

All Year Long

Attractions

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Coorg
8.5 hrs
366.0 km

Nestled amid ageless hills, uneven terrain & cool climate is the luscious Coorg

  • Lush green blanket of range of hills & valleys
  • Coffee Trail & Plantation Stays
  • Called the Scotland of India
  • Awesome Climate throughout the year
  • Well Known for Adventurous activities like Trekking & Camping
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Relaxation
Wildlife

Peak Season

Apr - Jun

Attractions

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9
Kozhikode
4.5 hrs
181.0 km

Unique culture and warm and friendly ambience with serene beaches and ancient monuments

  • Lush landscape dotted with backwaters, monuments & wildlife sanctuaries
  • Brilliant sunset views at the beaches
  • Unique boating experience on the Korapuzha River
  • Thusharagiri, a popular haunt for enthusiastic trekkers
  • Taste the tantalizing Kozhikode Halwa
  • Outstandingly beautiful Peruvannamuzhi dam
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Beaches
Entertainment
Museums
Waterbodies
Wildlife
Parks
Heritage

Peak Season

Sep - May

Attractions

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10
Hassan
9.5 hrs
465.5 km

Named after Goddess Haasanamba, Hassan is known for its many fabulous temples of Hoysala Architecture

  • Monument trail of Hoysala Temples
  • Mesmerising beauty of Sculptures
  • Hassan resonates with the names of Belur & Halebeed
  • Hassan has a special place in Kannada history
Themes Covered:
Heritage
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Palakkad
3.5 hrs
144.0 km

Land of monuments with rivers, temples and traditional Ayurvedic treatment centres

  • Beautifully landscaped gardens at Malampuzha dam
  • Wide variety of sanctuaries, monuments and places of worship
  • Blessed with forests, hill stations, and many small rivers
  • Historically known for its vivid cultural traditions
  • Awesome trekking trails through the thickly forested mountains
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks

Peak Season

Jun - Aug

Attractions

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12
Mahabalipuram
11.5 hrs
649.0 km

An ancient sea-port & a Pallava capital, Mahabalipuram today has become a treasure trove of UNESCO sites.

  • UNESCO world heritage sites with stunning Pallava Architecture
  • Adventure trekking trip on the local hills
  • Prestine sands & temple by the beach do not fail to impress
  • Rare opportunity to learn stone sculpting from local artisans
Themes Covered:
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Thiruchirapalli
8.5 hrs
396.0 km

Brings alive the heritage and culture with some of the historical and religious places

  • Confluence of rivers Kaveri and Kollidam
  • View from top of Rock fort temple complex is breath taking
  • Grant Anaicut, the world's oldest stone dam
  • Glimpse of exotic peacocks in their natural habitat
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Sep - Jan

Attractions

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Munnar - Idukki
3.5 hrs
127.5 km

The enchanting valleys, plantations, colonial bungalows, wildlife and many more

  • You could enjoy a chilled out holiday feasting on the views
  • Rain-drenched greenery and the sweeping mist
  • View is spectacular–gushing waterfalls & breathtaking ravines
  • Town is crowded and chaotic; the surroundings charm you
Themes Covered:
Relaxation
Waterbodies
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Feb - May

Attractions

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15
Kumbakonam
10.5 hrs
492.0 km

Cluster is abundant with temples and also hosts the Mahamagam festival once in 12 years

  • Navagraha Tour pulls tourists from all over India
  • Ancient temples with excellent Dravidian architecture
  • UNESCO Heritage site, Darasuram
  • Bronze sculptures, vessels and pith art work
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Kannur
6.0 hrs
278.0 km

Magnificient forts of historic importance and beaches known for their scenic beauty

  • Amazing Portuguese architecture at St. Angelo's fort
  • Muzhappilangad, the only “drive-on” beach in India
  • Theyyam, a traditional dance, drama and a colourful pageant
  • Marco Polo referred Kannur as the emporium of spice trade
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Beaches
Entertainment
Amusement Parks

Peak Season

Dec and Jan

Attractions

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Kancheepuram
10.5 hrs
643.5 km

Famed for its temples dating from Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagar times and hand woven silk

  • Stunning architecture showcasing ancient heritage
  • Plethora of bird species at Vedanthangal
  • Hand woven exclusive silk sarees
  • Couple of hours from Tamil Nadu state capital, Chennai
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Wildlife
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Madurai
7.0 hrs
266.5 km

Region rich in cultural heritage passed on from great ancient Sangam era

  • Temples flaunting architectural brilliance of the artisans
  • Famously called ‘The city that never sleeps’
  • Rich cultural and historical galore in temples & museums
  • Madurai specialties like jigar thanda, paruthi paal & more
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Pondicherry
10.0 hrs
565.5 km

Tree lined boulevards, colonial heritage buildings, spiritual culture and virgin beaches

  • Quaint little place with French heritage & colonial ambience
  • Fantastic beaches, perfect for relaxing
  • Exquisite French cuisine to local delicacies
  • An abode for spiritual enlightenment with Auroville
  • Exciting water sports activities
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Beaches
Relaxation
Waterbodies
Entertainment

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Kottayam
2.0 hrs
62.0 km

Rubber plantations feature this picturesque land surrounded by the magnificent backwaters

  • Often quoted as 'Land of Letters, Legends, Latex and Lakes'
  • Sandwiched between the serene backwaters & Western Ghats
  • Mesmerising Vembanad Lake
  • Relax and unwind at quaint Kumarakkom
  • Verdant lands, beautiful highlands, pristine hills and knolls
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Coimbatore
4.0 hrs
190.5 km

A place where rural and urban cultures co-exist and has a pleasant weather all year long

  • Entry and exit point to Kerala & Queen of Hill Station-Ooty
  • Thanks to its agreeable climate, hospitable & friendly people
  • Many tourist destinations are scattered in & around the city
  • Popular yoga retreat
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Museums
Amusement Parks
Waterbodies
Relaxation

Peak Season

Sep - Feb

Attractions

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Kollam
3.5 hrs
138.5 km

Gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and home to European colonial-era relics

  • Peaceful and beautiful Oachira with the backwaters
  • Waves lashing and the sun kissed beaches
  • House boating on the serene waters of the Ashtamudi Lake
  • The Colonial enclave of Thangasseri and the lighthouse
  • The Colonial enclave of Thangasseri & the lighthouse
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Waterbodies
Heritage
Beaches
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Dec and Feb

Attractions

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Thanjavur
9.5 hrs
447.5 km

Home to a lot of heritage monuments in its surroundings, well known all over the world

  • Marvellous architecture at Brihadeeswara temple, a UNESCO site
  • Ancient seat of Tamil art and cultures
  • Monuments which boast of King Serfoji's times
  • Winged visitors at the Kallaperambur lake
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Nov - Feb

Attractions

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Chikmagalur
10.5 hrs
524.0 km

Known for little-trodden paths winding around carpeted hills amidst Coffee Plantations

  • The rugged mountain trails & the silent mountain streams
  • The fresh oxygen loaded air is a retreat
  • Wild tiger sightings, long drives through lush jungle
  • The mountain circuit: Sheethalagiri-BabaBudanGiri-Mullayangiri
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Relaxation
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Aug - Feb

Attractions

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