60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Bekal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kannur
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kozhikode
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kalpetta
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Munnar
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 8 nights
taxi + train:  3​h 45​min
7
Varkala Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Mararikulam
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Bekal

Bekal ©
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Step out of the city life by going to Kappil Beach and Elephent Fall Charladka. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bekal Beach and Hosdurg Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bekal: Kareem's Forest Park (in Kasaragod) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kottancheri Hills.

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Jerusalem, Israel to Bekal is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jerusalem to Bekal, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in January, with highs in Bekal at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Bekal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
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Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

8
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.
Visit Thottada Beach and Azhikkal Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Chal Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Thalassery Fort (in Thalassery) and Paithalmala Hill Station (in Paithalmala). The adventure continues: stroll through Payyambalam Beach, appreciate the views at Palakkayam Thattu, kick back and relax at Ezhimala Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kannur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bekal to Kannur takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Azhikode, Ezharakund Waterfalls, Paithalmala Hill Station, Thalassery Fort
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

7
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Kappad Beach and Kozhikode Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beypore Beach and Payyoli Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Padinharekara Beach (in Malappuram) and Nilambur (Conolly's Plot, Valamthode Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada, and shop like a local with S.M. Street.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kozhikode vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kozhikode takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nilambur, Padinharekara Beach
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Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Payyoli Beach ©
Payyoli Beach

7
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Get outdoors at Edakkal Caves and Chembra. Venture out of the city with trips to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (in Muthanga), Banasura Spices Garden (in Padinjarathara) and Thusharagiri Waterfalls (in Thamarassery). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and explore the activities along Pookot Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kalpetta visit planner .

You can drive from Kozhikode to Kalpetta in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Botanical Gardens, Banasurasagar Dam, Banasura Spices Garden, Thusharagiri Waterfalls
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Chembra ©
Chembra

8
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Photo Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Marayoor Sandalwood Forest (in Marayur), Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada) and Anamudi Shola National Park (in Kanthalloor). Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Mathikettan Shola National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chokramudi Peak.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mathikettan Shola National Park, Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola, Marayoor Sandalwood Forest, Anamudi Shola National Park
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola ©
Anamudi Shola National Park ©
Anamudi Shola National Park

8
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thekkady: Idukki (Kalvari Mount & Anchuruli Waterfalls), Pattumala Matha Church (in Vagamon) and Kottayam (Aiyyanpara & Vagamon). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, look and learn at Green land spice garden, and admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip maker tool .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Idukki, Kottayam, Pattumala Matha Church
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

6
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Varkala Beach and Hawa Beach. Relax by the water at Kovalam Beach and Samudra Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Neeramankara Shiva Temple, Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, & more), Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, & more) and Azheekal Beach (in Azheekal). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Kollam Beach, stroll through Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, and get some fabulous bargains at Asparagus.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Varkala travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Thekkady to Varkala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kollam, Azheekal Beach, Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

8
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cherai Beach and Azhikode Munakkal Beach. Visiting Alappuzha Beach and Fort Kochi Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Kothamangalam), Alappuzha (Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, identify plant and animal life at Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Getting from Varkala to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Azhikode Munakkal Beach, Kodanand Elephant Training Centre, Paniyeli Poru
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Visiting Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Andhakaranazhy Beach and Vaikom Lake Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mararikulam side-trips: Kumarakom (Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary & Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mararikulam trip builder site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. March in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Andhakaranazhy Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Kerala Backwaters, Vaikom Lake Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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