7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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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 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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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 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. On the next day, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Kauthuka Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Thrissur road trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thrissur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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