8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Surat
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Goa

2
days
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 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary site

Surat to Munnar is an approximately 7-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kochi (Cochin).

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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). The adventure continues: stroll through Cherai Beach, stop by Waltons Boutique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Marari Beach, St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

3
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.
When in Kovalam, make a side trip to see Poovar Island in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Samudra Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam road trip site

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can 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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