5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

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

1
night
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 1st (Fri): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary planner.

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Poovar Island ©
Poovar Island

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip planner .

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

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

1
night
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 (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) planning app .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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