4 days in South India Itinerary

4 days in South India Itinerary

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4 days in South India Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Bengaluru

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally wander the streets of Mattancherry. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, then stop by Kochi Books, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary maker app .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Kochi (Cochin) is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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