5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip app .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ernakulatthappan Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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hours
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Munnar road trip planning tool .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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