11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Bhopal

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 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and finally look for gifts at Sarwaa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore, then buy something for everyone on your list at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam visit planner.

Bhopal to Kovalam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kovalam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour ©
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Mall of Travancore ©
Mall of Travancore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra

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: stop by Kerala Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online travel planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. September in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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