9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Jaipur

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Head to Moon Stone Arts and Saphalyam Shopping Complexfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Asparagus (in Varkala Town). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Jaipur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in February, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online vacation planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Kashi Art Gallery. Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Leens Export. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Kerala Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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