15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kozhikode
1
Kozhikode
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pallivasal
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Kozhikode

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 27th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Focus Mall, revel in the low prices at HiLite Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, and finally shop like a local with S.M. Street. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Kappad Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Sarovaram Biopark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kozhikode driving holiday planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kozhikode. In April in Kozhikode, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Sarovaram Biopark ©
Sarovaram Biopark
Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple

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.
You'll explore and learn at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Priyadarshini Planetarium. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kovalam side-trips: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Napier Museum & Shri Chitra Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and look for gifts at Sarwaa.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kozhikode to Kovalam. In April in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

4
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.
Head to LuLu Mall and David Hall Gallery & Cafefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, buy something for everyone on your list at Goodwill Collection, and view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) route site .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): explore the galleries of Kerala Album Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Mozart Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, and finally stop by Pulimootttil Silks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, then view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe, and finally examine the collection at Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerala Album Art Gallery
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Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kerala Crafts, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Pallivasal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Pallivasal

Pallivasal ©
Pallivasal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, then stop by Tata Tea Outlet, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pallivasal route builder site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Pallivasal in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pallivasal

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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