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
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery and then take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at ViaKerala Shop, get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

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Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then stop by Kerala Crafts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally identify plant and animal life 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, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

4
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.
Let the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy Varkala Beach and Mall of Travancore. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Kappil Beach, Asparagus, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, get curious at Kerala Science and Technology Museum, examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday builder site .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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