4 days in South India Itinerary

4 days in South India Itinerary

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4 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary maker app .

Mumbai to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple

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 31st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Hawa Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Madurai to Kovalam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mararikulam itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. January in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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