5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Pune
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Pune

3
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Mararikulam Beach & Marari Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, wander the streets of Jew Town, and don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

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Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

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Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
days
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 6th (Wed): stop by Keralashopee, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Samudra Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at 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 September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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