5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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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.
For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online route planner .

Chandigarh to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach and then stroll through Marari Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mararikulam sightseeing planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip planning website .

Drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Kovalam holiday builder website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Kovalam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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