6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Kannur
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Muthalapozhi and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawa Beach.

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New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kovalam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Thottappally Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha visit planning site .

You can drive from Kovalam to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kannur.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
You'll get in some beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Azhikkal Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, stroll through Choottad Beach, and contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple.

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Getting from Alappuzha to Kannur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Chal Beach Park ©
Chal Beach Park

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