11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jew Town and Paradesi Synagogue. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take a stroll through Mattancherry.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary website .

London, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get some cultural insight at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangala Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look and learn at Green land spice garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady vacation builder .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappil Beach, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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