14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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14 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mararikulam
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Tampa

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 30th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam holiday maker tool .

Tampa, USA to Kovalam is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Kovalam, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kovalam: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Antony's Shrine and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. Pamper yourself for a day on the 4th (Fri) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
day
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 78°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

1
night
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 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look and learn at Green land spice garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

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Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Thekkady in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

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

2
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip maker .

Drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherthala
Highlights from your plan
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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