7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+3
foot + bus + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
End: Hyderabad

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 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Hyderabad to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Hyderabad, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Spas & Wellness

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munnar road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kovalam to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

1
night
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 31st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): wander the streets of Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) road trip site .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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