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5-day Trip to Ernakulam, Kerala ItineraryItinerary rate star3.0 (1 review)

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day 1

Exploring the City of Ernakulam

Ernakulam Itinerary - February 29

Morning. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Dhe Puttu, known for its authentic Kerala cuisine. After breakfast, embark on a private tuk-tuk city tour of Ernakulam, visiting popular attractions like the Paradesi Synagogue [4614], Chinese Fishing Nets [4613], and St. Francis Church [4611]. Take a leisurely walk along the scenic Kochi Harbour [4616] and enjoy the beautiful views.
Afternoon. For lunch, head to Kashi Art Cafe, a charming cafe known for its artistic ambiance and delicious food. After lunch, explore the Mattancherry Palace [4615], also known as the Dutch Palace, and learn about the rich history and culture of Kerala. Visit the Indo-Portuguese Museum [16719] to delve deeper into the region's heritage.
Evening. In the evening, witness a traditional Kathakali dance performance at Fort Cochin & Kathakali Dance Performance. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and captivating storytelling of this classical dance form. Enjoy dinner at Fort House Restaurant, a waterfront restaurant offering a variety of seafood dishes.
day 2

Backwater Experience in Alappuzha

Ernakulam Itinerary - March 1

Morning. Today, embark on a half-day backwater village eco boat cruise in Alappuzha [39150]. Enjoy the serene beauty of the backwaters, observe the local village life, and indulge in a delicious lunch onboard the boat. After the cruise, visit the Paragon Restaurant for a traditional Kerala lunch.
Afternoon. After lunch, explore the charming town of Alappuzha at your own pace. Take a leisurely stroll along the Alleppey Beach, visit the iconic Alappuzha Lighthouse, and explore the local markets. For a snack, stop by Grand Hotel and try their famous banana fritters.
Evening. In the evening, experience a peaceful canoe cruise (Shikara) in the backwaters of Alappuzha [29286]. Enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and witness the breathtaking sunset over the water. For dinner, head to Kayees Biryani and savor their delicious biryani.
day 3

Munnar Day Trip

Ernakulam Itinerary - March 2

Morning. Today, embark on a private day trip to Munnar [116395], a picturesque hill station known for its tea plantations and scenic beauty. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Western Ghats and visit popular attractions like the Tea Museum and the Mattupetty Dam. For breakfast, stop by Dal Roti and try their delicious Indian breakfast options.
Afternoon. For lunch, head to Thali Restaurant and indulge in a traditional Kerala thali meal. After lunch, explore the beautiful tea gardens of Munnar and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea at a local tea stall. Visit the Echo Point and take a short hike to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills.
Evening. In the evening, return to Ernakulam and relax at a local cafe. Visit Kashi Art Cafe again and try their famous filter coffee or enjoy a cup of tea at Gokul Oottupura. For dinner, try the authentic Kerala cuisine at Hotel Saravana Bhavan.
day 4

Fort Kochi and Cultural Exploration

Ernakulam Itinerary - March 3

Morning. Start your day with a walking tour of Fort Kochi [4610], exploring its historic streets and landmarks. Visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica [4612], Dutch Cemetery [16720], and the Hill Palace Museum [23791]. For breakfast, try the local street food on a guided food tasting tour [530006].
Afternoon. For lunch, head to Paragon Restaurant and enjoy their wide range of Kerala delicacies. After lunch, explore the vibrant streets of Fort Kochi and visit the Kerala Folklore Museum [23775] to learn about the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.
Evening. In the evening, take a sunset harbor cruise [17568] and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sunset over the Arabian Sea. For dinner, try the traditional Kerala cuisine at Thali Restaurant or Hotel Saravana Bhavan.
day 5

Kayaking Adventure and Departure

Ernakulam Itinerary - March 4

Morning. Today, embark on a kayaking adventure in Kochi [531763]. Explore the hidden waterways and mangrove forests of Kochi while enjoying the tranquility of nature. For breakfast, try the local delicacies at Kashi Art Cafe.
Afternoon. After the kayaking adventure, visit the Fort Kochi & Mattancherry area [48715] for a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the Jewish Town, visit the Paradesi Synagogue, and learn about the history and culture of the area. For lunch, try the traditional Kerala lunch at Thali Restaurant.
Evening. In the evening, return to Ernakulam and enjoy a farewell dinner at Paragon Restaurant. Reflect on your wonderful trip to Ernakulam and bid farewell to this beautiful city.
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