7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

few
hours
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai itinerary planning site .

Pune to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Hawa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. In June in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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