7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Visakhapatnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planner.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Catholic Art Museum, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Antique Museum Kochi ©
Antique Museum Kochi

3
nights
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the fascinating underground world of Borra Caves, and then take an in-depth tour of Visakha Museum. On your second day here, stroll through Rishikonda Beach, kick back and relax at Rama Krishna Beach, and then examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Visakhapatnam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Visakhapatnam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
Visakha Museum ©
Visakha Museum
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum ©
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum

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