16 days in South India Itinerary

16 days in South India Itinerary

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16 days in South India Itinerary

Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

2
days
Udupi

Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 20th (Fri), stroll through Kapu Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Rosary church and then kick back and relax at St. Mary's Island.

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Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Udupi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Malpe Beach
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Malpe Beach
Kapu Beach
Sri Krishna Temple

2
days
Gokarna

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Paradise Beach and then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach.

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Getting from Udupi to Gokarna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

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Kudle Beach
Paradise Beach
Om Beach

2
days
Kannur

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ezhara Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos.

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Getting from Gokarna to Kannur by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Thottada Beach

3
days
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Vallarpadam Church. Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, stop by Idiom Book Sellers, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace.

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Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
Kovalam

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Ramachandran Textiles, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach

2
days
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 1st (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, look for gifts at Varnam Store, and then hunt for treasures at Commercial Street. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at The Forum Mall - Koramangala, then admire the landmark architecture of Bull Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally browse the different shops at Orion Mall.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kovalam in November since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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Commercial Street
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City

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