11 days in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka Itinerary

11 days in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka Itinerary

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11 days in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Marayur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

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 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and then make a trip to Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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, explore and take pictures at Spice Cloud, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady planning website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Marayur.

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

1
night
Marayur

Marayur
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Megalithic Dolmens of Marayur, Head underground at Muniyaras Caves, then take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Marayoor Sandalwood Forest.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Marayur trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Marayur in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Marayur

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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Drive from Marayur to Madurai in 4.5 hours. April in Madurai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach and then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On your second day here, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kovalam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 25th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, walk around Cubbon Park, then shop like a local with UB City, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kovalam to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kovalam in April, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Bengaluru. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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