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Top 10 Weekend Getaways from Ernakulam

Ernakulam also called as Kochi or Cochin is the district of Kerala. This is the commercial capital of Kerala with International air port and all excellent facility and modern amenities. If you are tired with your busy schedule and want to take rest then visit this page. There is lots of weekend getaways within 300 km to 400 km.

In this article, we have provided information about best places to visit from Enrakulam during weekend.

Top 10 Weekend Getaways from Ernakulam

1. Kochi

Kochi is located only 12 km far from Ernakulam. If you are planning for one day trip then this is the best place for you. In your life time every one must have to see this place. Kochi is a major city of India. This city has lots of attraction for tourist like historical places, centers of religious activities, museums, children’s park and of course malls for shopping.

Athirapally fall is one of natural location which is visited by every tourist. Marina Drive is the one place for couple to spend their romantic moment. This is the place where you can reach by air, by train or by road from any corner of world.

Kochi, Kerala
Kochi, Kerala

2. Athirapally

Athirapally is 70 km from Ernakulam in Thrissur district. This is known as silent valley. This is famous for majestic waterfalls, Charpa waterfalls and enchanting rain forests. This is the forest area with wild life environment.

If you are a natural beauty lover then you can visit this place with your family and friends. Here you can enjoy picnic with trekking, river rafting and shopping in natural environment.

Athirapally, Kerala
Athirapally, Kerala

3. Alleppey

If you are looking place within 100 km then this place is suitable for you. Alleppey is located 70 km from Ernakulam. This place is known as “Venice of the East”. Best time to visit this place is November, December, January and February.

Alleppey, Kerala
Alleppey, Kerala

Attractions of Alleppey

  • Alleppey Beach
  •  Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple,
  • Mullakkal Rajeshwari Temple, 
  • Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple,
  •  Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
  • Chavaran Bhavan
  • House Boat
  •  Edathua Church
  •  St. Andrews Church
  • St. Sebastian’s Church
  • Champakulam Church.

4. Kumarakom

This place is situated at 52 km far from Ernakulam. Here you can easily reach by road and by train also. So you can arrange one day / two day trip with your friends and family. Pristine and crystal beauty of this place attracts lots of tourist from India and from all over world.

Kumarakom, Kerala
Kumarakom, Kerala

Places Near Kumarakom

  • Vembanad Lake
  • Aruvikkuzhi Falls
  • Kumarakom Backwaters 
  •  Kumarakom Beach
  • Bay Island Driftwood Museum
  • Jama Masjid
  • Pathiramannal

5. Vagamon

Only 102 km of traveling you can reach this place. This one of famous hill station near Ernakullam. This beautiful place is located in the border of Kottayam and Idukki district of Kerala.

This place is mostly visited by couple for enjoy their best moments form crowd and busy life. This is the best weekend place. This place is mostly visited by tourist at the summer season in the month of March, April and May.

Vagamon, Kerala
Vagamon, Kerala

6. Thekkady

If you are Natural greenery lover then this the best weekend getaways within 200 km from Ernakullam. This popular and beautiful place is located 155 km from Ernakullam. Best attraction of this place is aromas of coffee, pepper, cloves, ginger and nutmeg flood.

This place is mostly visited by visitor with family and friends group. If you are planning for this place then don’t miss to ride on elephants throughout the Jungle.

Thekkady, Kerala
Thekkady, Kerala

Attractions in Thekkady

  • The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pandikuzhi
  • Pullumedu

7. Kanyakumari

Distance between Ernakulam to Kanyakumari is 312 km by road. If you travel by Train then this distance is 309 km only. This is the place where you can plan for 2 day or 3 day trip. This place is reach with different Hindu temples.

Vivekananda Memorial, Kanyakumari
Vivekananda Memorial, Kanyakumari

Attraction of Kanyakumari

  • Suchindran Temple: this temple is dedicated to lord shiva. Timings to visit this temple is 04:00 am to 12:00 noon and 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm.
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Chitharal Jain monuments

8. Vatanappally Beach

This beach is located at 64 km from Ernakulam. If you are planning for one day trip then this place is best for you. if you want to go by road then you have to go via NH17 through Kochi and Kozhikode. This place has lots of connectivity of bus services from this place.

If you want to go by train then nearest railway station is Thrissur, only 17 km from Vatanappally Beach. This beach is rich with gold sand and coconut tree. Here you can do sun bath and walk in gold sand also.

Vatanappally Beach, Kerala
Vatanappally Beach, Kerala

9. Vazhachal Waterfalls

This water fall is located 77 km from Earnakulam. This beautiful place is very close to Athirapally – Valparai road. This water fall is formed from the river chalakkudy. At the starting point this is slow fall but at this place this is from 300 feet height. This place is surrounded with lots of greenery.

Here you can enjoy cool cool environment. Lots of transportation facility is available. You can also go by your own car also.

Vazhachal Waterfalls, Kerala
Vazhachal Waterfalls, Kerala

10. Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary is located 78 km far from Earnakulam. This Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary is established at 1958 and spread over 100 square km. Entry point of this sanctuary is echipara check post. From this point you can hire guide also. Here you can see lots of animal in natural environment, 200 spices of birds and 100 spices of butterflies in this sanctuary.

Over night stay is allowed with prior permission. If you want to do trekking then forest department organized paid trekking program. For 3 hour of program you have to pay 250 Rs, for half day 400 Rs and for full day 800 Rs. Timing to visit this place is 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

Article last re-published on March 3, 2020.

John Mathew is a travel writer and travel enthusiastic, primarily interested in how to get to any place, hotels guide, resorts guide, destination guide, and worldwide travel tips.