11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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 24th (Mon), wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach

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 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam vacation planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thekkady attractions planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sree Mahadeva Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Samudra Beach & Hawa Beach) and Varkala (Papasnanam Beach & Varkala Beach). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Napier Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ebenezer Marthoma Church, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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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