8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Get outdoors at Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Alappuzha and see Alappuzha Beach, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the pleasant sights at Queen's Walkway, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then stroll through Adimalathura Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Adimalathura Beach ©
Adimalathura Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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