7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple, then brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru route planner .

Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in July, expect Bengaluru to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums Spas
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Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall
Spas

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.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kovalam tour planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kovalam, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 8th (Mon), stop by Kerala Crafts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and finally examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, stop by Anokhi, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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
Kerala Museum ©
Kerala Museum

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