6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar travel planner .

New Delhi to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in March, with highs in Munnar at 40°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha visit app .

Getting from Thekkady to Alappuzha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then make a trip to Palkulangara Devi Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

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Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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