Kerala is a state full of surprises for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike. A trip to Kerala can never fail to bring smiles to you! Some of the best destinations in the state include Munnar, Kovalam, Kochi, Alleppey and Thekkady.
Taking a road trip and covering all the popular tourist spots of Kerala at a stretch might seem difficult. But yes, you can cover some of the best of Kerala in a single road trip. Let's travel from Kochi to Kovalam covering Alleppey, Varkala and Thiruvananthapuram.
The road trip from Kochi to Kovalam covers 230 km and is one of the best routes to take to cover some of the best attractions of Kerala. The major roads to be taken are the Vizhinjam road and NH47 Bypass road.
Kochi, or Cochin, is one of the best tourist spots of Kerala. With its Western influence, the city that's also a sea port, has become a hub of activities with tourists flocking in from different parts of the world. Here's more about sightseeing in Kochi.
On the way to Alleppey
The two routes you can take from Kochi are the Alappuzha-Arthunkal-Chellanam-Thoppumpady Road and NH47. If you take NH47, it takes around one hour to reach Allepey, covering 53 km. The other route covers around 58 km.
Alleppey is a must-see tourist destination in Kerala. If it is feasible, you should try staying at a house boat or at least take a boat cruise in one of those cosy houseboats. The other attractions of the city are here.
Varkala is just 117 km from Alleppey and takes around 2.5 hours by road. The road to be taken is NH47. Varkala has been named as one of the top 10 seasonal beaches in India by Discovery Channel and here's what makes it worth a visit.
From Varkala we arrive at the capital of Kerala which is a popular tourist spot too. The city is around 50 km from Varkala and the road to be taken is NH47. You would reach Thiruvananthapuram in an hour's time and the city welcomes you to some of the most popular palaces in the state and many other attractions worth visiting.
Kovalam is just 10 km away from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. The roads to be taken are the Thiruvananthapuram-Vizhinjam road and the NH47 Bypass road. Kovalam is popularly called as the Paradise of the South and here are some places to visit here!
Here's a map that would help you plan your trip better. Click here for the direct link to the map.