11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Jew Town, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online travel route planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in May, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Guruvayur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 2.5 hours. May in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple

1
night
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Mozart Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kottayam day trip planner.

Getting from Guruvayur to Kottayam by car takes about 4 hours. In May in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
Spas

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Green land spice garden, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady travel route planning site .

Drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums Spas Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam day trip planning app .

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
nights
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.
On the 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, get engrossed in the history at Arakkal Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tellicherry Fort, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kannur trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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