10 days in Surat & South India Itinerary

10 days in Surat & South India Itinerary

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10 days in Surat & South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Surat
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Mysore District
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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Surat

Surat
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Surat driving holiday tool .

New Delhi to Surat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Surat can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. You'll set off for Kovalam on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Surat

Parks Nature Fun & Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get outside with Golden Sand Beach Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kovalam day trip site .

Fly from Surat to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Surat, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner .

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 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
nights
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.
Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 9th (Thu) at some of the best spas. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour website .

Drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysore District.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Tours Historic Sites
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Spas
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
day
Mysore District

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

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mysore District route planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysore District in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in May: high temperatures in Mysore District hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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