7 days in Kerala & Karnataka Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Karnataka Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mararikulam holiday maker app .

Pune to Mararikulam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online vacation planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), stroll through KIzhunna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kannur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Ezhara Beach ©
Ezhara Beach
KIzhunna Beach ©
KIzhunna Beach

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night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) route planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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