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
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Guruvayur
— Few hours
End: Guruvayur

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Revi Karunakaran Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Alappuzha Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

few
hours
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Guruvayur in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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