7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  6​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Idiom Book Sellers, then browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning site .

Jaipur to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Jaipur in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam online journey planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

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

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 26th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour ©
Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour

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