10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
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)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Mysore District
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam vacation app .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Kovalam hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, take a peaceful walk through Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4.5 hours. May in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip site .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur trip planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mysore District.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
day
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden and then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mysore District online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Mysore District takes 7.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Guruvayur in May; daily highs in Mysore District reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysore District

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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