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Perfect Weekend Getaways from Kochi

Take a tour of some of the beautiful destinations near Kochi.

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Published: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 18:00 [IST]
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Kochi is one of the best tourist locations in India, and a pride of Kerala. This amazing port city has many tourist attractions that attract tourists and travellers alike. From the historically relevant tourist attractions that tell tales about the glorious past of the city to the modern attractions, the city has it all for a traveller.

Some of the popular tourist attractions that can be visited in Kochi are Cherai Beach, Fort Kochi, Indian Naval Maritime Museum, Kochi Beach, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, Bolghatty Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Cathedral and Wellington Island amongst the rest.

The city of Kochi has several places that can be visited over the weekend. Here are some of the places you can escape to, to stay away from the buzz of the city, and to feel refreshed. If you're at Kochi, take a look at the places that are worth exploring over a weekend.

Alleppey

Alleppey is one of the beautiful destinations that Kerala flaunts. Popularly known for houseboat cruises and Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, the other attractions of the place are Champakulam Church, Chavaran Bhawan, Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple.
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Guruvayur

Guruvayur is another destination that can be explored from Kochi over the weekend. Located around 95km away from Kochi, Guruvayur is a popular pilgrimage centre of Kerala. Visit the Sree Krishna Temple that gives the place its name, and the other attractions that include the Elephant Camp, Palayur Church and Parthasarathy Temple.
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Kodaikanal

The Kodai Lake and the perfect weather of the place are what make Kodaikanal one of the best destinations of South India. Often referred to as the 'Princess of Hill Stations', Kodaikanal is a lovely place for sightseeing and shopping. Some of the other attractions here include the Pillar Rocks and Bear Shola Falls.
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Munnar

The vast expanses of tea plantations, the fragrance of spices in the air and the pleasant climate class for a perfect holiday destination at Munnar. Some of the places not to miss here include the Kannan Devan Hills, Top Station, Rose Garden and Lakkam Waterfalls.
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Thekkady

Located in Idukki district of Kerala, Thekkady is a beautiful destination known for its green hills, wildlife sanctuaries and lakes and spice gardens. Some places to visit here include Mangala Devi Kannagi Temple, Mullaperiyar dam, Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and Elephant Junction.
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Kumarakom

Kumarakom is a cluster of scenic islands, and one of the most sought-after travel destinations in Kerala. Located around 55km from Kochi, Kumarakom is best known for Vembanad Lake and other attractions like Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Kumarakom Beach.
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Athirapally

Athirapally is an exotic waterfall destination of Kerala. Located in Thrissur district, Athirapally is one of the best weekend getaways from Kochi. Vazhachal Waterfalls and Charpa falls are two of the attractions of the place.
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