12 days in Raipur & South India Itinerary

12 days in Raipur & South India Itinerary

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12 days in Raipur & South India Itinerary

Start: Raipur
1
Raipur
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
8
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Raipur

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Raipur

Raipur
The administrative capital of Chhattisgarh state, scorching hot Raipur offers more in the way of government and business buildings than tourist attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Vivekanand Sarovar and then let little ones run wild at Naya Raipur Central Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Raipur trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Raipur. In December, daily temperatures in Raipur can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Raipur

Parks Nature Fun & Games

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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 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Jew Town.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raipur to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from Raipur in December, things will get warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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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 24th (Tue): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online visit planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

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

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Rameswaram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kovalam travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapila Theertham , and finally contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tirupati day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kovalam to Tirupati by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 30th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

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Getting from Tirupati to Bengaluru by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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