15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: London

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach and stroll through Hawa Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam online visit planner .

London, UK to Kovalam is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Kovalam to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady route planner .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

4
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kerala Backwaters and Mararikulam Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort St. Angelos and Sundareswara Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ettikulam Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur road trip tool .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kannur in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

1
night
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 24th (Fri): meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Saint Philomena Church ©
Saint Philomena Church

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