5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue and then take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) route planner .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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 2nd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady travel planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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 4th (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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