6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Munnar is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mararikulam online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Munnar to Mararikulam by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

1
night
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 29th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner.

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 April, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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