6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Pondicherry
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 12th (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip builder .

Mumbai to Pondicherry is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade

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Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Velankanni day trip planning tool .

Drive from Pondicherry to Velankanni in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites
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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner .

Getting from Velankanni to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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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 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online day trip planner .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Thekkady in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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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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 17th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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