Weekend Getaways from Kochi
Kochi is an emerging cosmopolitan city. It’s a place where the traditional and modern meet. When you are looking for a weekend break away from the city, take a look at these places to visit near Kochi.
- MunnarMunnar is a hill station located around 125 km away from Kochi. With its refreshing waterfalls and the aroma of tea from its famed tea gardens in the air, Munnar is one of the perfect weekend getaways from Kochi. There are a lot of things to see here. Take your kids to the Tata Tea Museum and the Eravikulam National Park. Couples could enjoy the beauty of the Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Idduki Arch Dam, and youngsters would love the Anamudi Peak.
It is best to visit Munnar between November and February. To get here, you could travel by your personal vehicle via the NH85 or hire a taxi for around INR 3,000 from the airport.
- KottayamLocated at 62 km away, Kottayam is one of the nearest tourist places near Kochi. Enjoy a picnic with your loved ones near the majestic waterfalls of Marmala. Soak in the amazing view of the Elaveezhapoonchira valley. And, do not forget to capture the beauty on your camera.
The best time to visit Kottayam is between September and February. If you are traveling by your personal vehicle, the fastest way to get there is via the NH66. Kottayam also has its own railway station.
- ThekkadyLocated around 156 km away from Kochi, Thekkady also makes for one of the best Kochi weekend getaways. It is famous for its Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre, a center renowned for showcasing the martial arts of Kerala, Kalaripayattu. Your kids will have a good time while elderly people could visit the Mangala Devi Temple and the spice plantations.
The best time to visit Thekkady is between September and March. If you are traveling by your personal vehicle, the fastest way to get there is via the NH183. The nearest railway station is Kottayam, which is at a distance of around 114 km from Thekkady.
After a hectic week, there is nothing better than a vacation at the end of it. So, de-stress yourself by having an amazing weekend.