11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady travel itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Thekkady is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Mararikulam by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam 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.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Guruvayur takes 3.5 hours. In December in Guruvayur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing & Alappuzha Beach). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kochi (Cochin) using our trip planner.

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Alappuzha
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Kappil Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip site .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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