10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach, kick back and relax at Samudra Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip itinerary planner .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Bengaluru in June, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam holiday planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Mararikulam by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jew Town, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online journey planner .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach, kick back and relax at Azhikkal Beach, and then kick back and relax at Chal Beach Park. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through KIzhunna Beach, then kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kannur trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Chal Beach Park ©
Chal Beach Park

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