19 days in South India Itinerary

19 days in South India Itinerary

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19 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kozhikode
1
Kozhikode
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Kozhikode

4
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kappad Beach and Kozhikode Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kozhikode: Kalpetta (Pookot Lake & Lakkidi View Point). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beypore Beach, make a trip to Thiruvachira Sree Krishna Temple, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kozhikode vacation builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kozhikode. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kalpetta
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Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Beypore Beach ©
Beypore Beach

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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.
Visit Thottada Beach and Payyambalam Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Kannur to go to Thalassery and see English Church, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through Meenkunnu Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kozhikode to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

English Church, Chal Beach Park
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cherai Beach and Marari Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Azhikode Munakkal Beach (in Kodungallur), Puthuvype Beach (in Ernakulam) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) vacation trip planner.

Getting from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 7.5 hours. May in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Thuravoor Mahakshethram, Azhikode Munakkal Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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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.
Visit Kovalam Beach and Samudra Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Varkala (Papasnanam Beach & Varkala Beach) and Keralashopee (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Hawa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kovalam online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. May in Kovalam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Town, Chowara Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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