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 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning website .

Pune to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Munnar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Guruvayur trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Guruvayur in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
night
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 8th (Mon): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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