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
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Azhikkal Beach. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur travel route tool .

Mumbai to Kannur is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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.
Visit Paradesi Synagogue and St. Antony's Shrine for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online holiday builder .

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip planner .

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Thrissur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 12th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Thrissur to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady attractions planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel route planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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