10 days in Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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10 days in Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur


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1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam vacation planner.

Jaipur to Kovalam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kovalam, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Villoondi Tirtham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Rameswaram takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Madurai visit planning app .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green land spice garden. Head to Abraham's Spice Garden and Tropical Chocolate Factoryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online travel route planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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 30th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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