8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

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

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 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple and then kick back and relax at Samudra Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

Plan my day in Kovalam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Mumbai in March, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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 6th (Wed): 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 see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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 7th (Thu), make a trip to Jew Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

1
night
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 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Camp Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur trip planning website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur in 3 hours. March in Guruvayur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Camp Sanctuary ©
Elephant Camp Sanctuary
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

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