10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Kovalam

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 27th (Tue): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse. On the next day, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

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Chandigarh to Kovalam is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kerala Folklore Museum and Hill Palace of Tripunithura will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Museums, #Beaches, #Neighborhoods
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velorvattom Mahadeva Temple, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mararikulam journey maker website .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Charminar.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hyderabad route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Hyderabad sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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