5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
Chennai (Madras)

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.
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

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Chennai (Madras) to Kovalam is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse 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.
Attractions like Marari Beach and Vallarpadam Church make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal in Alappuzha--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Wonderla Amusement Park

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