8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadavum Bagam Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

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New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, delve into the lush surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Thekkady vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then stroll through Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Chowara Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam vacation maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Chowara Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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