11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Velankanni
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 10th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sarwaa, explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam sightseeing app .

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Head to Kerala Crafts and Tropical Chocolate Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green land spice garden. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, stop by Waltons Boutique, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Catholic Art Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) journey maker .

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

2
nights
Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Velankanni Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Karaikal Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saniswaran Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Danish Fort.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Velankanni tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kochi (Cochin) to Velankanni. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Velankanni

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Karaikal, Danish Fort
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Velankanni Beach ©
Velankanni Beach
Church of our Lady of Velankanni ©
Church of our Lady of Velankanni
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health ©

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