25 days in South India & Lakshadweep Itinerary

25 days in South India & Lakshadweep Itinerary

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25 days in South India & Lakshadweep Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Lakshadweep
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Oslo

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.
Visit Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Kothamangalam), Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Kodanand Elephant Training Centre (in Kodanad). The adventure continues: stroll through Cherai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website .

Oslo, Norway to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Oslo to Kochi (Cochin). Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Paniyeli Poru, Kodanand Elephant Training Centre
Highlights from your plan
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) route planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

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
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bekal Beach and Kappil Beach. Popular historic sites such as Anandashram and Bekal Fort are in your itinerary.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. In December, Kasaragod is somewhat warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guruvayur Temple and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Snehatheeram Beach and Chavakkad Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Guruvayur side-trips: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Thrissur (Shankara Samadhi, Vadakkunnathan Temple, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and identify plant and animal life at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Guruvayur online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Guruvayur in 8 hours. In December, daytime highs in Guruvayur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Mararikulam in 4 hours. December in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mangladevi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Planning Kovalam trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Tours

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine, kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ernakulatthappan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and then make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Lakshadweep.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

2
nights
Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep ©
Lakshadweep tourism thrives due to its remote and secluded appeal and coral reefs.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the activities along Kavaratti Island Lagoon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lakshadweep, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kochi (Cochin) to Lakshadweep. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toKochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Lakshadweep

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kavaratti Island Lagoon ©
Kavaratti Island Lagoon

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Kochi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam, then explore the galleries of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Lakshadweep to Kochi (Cochin) with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu ©
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu

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