9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

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 some cultural insight at Jew Town and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder site .

Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Palkulangara Devi Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Hawa Beach) and Varkala Town (Spas, Kappil Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Mahadeva Temple, and don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala 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 21st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip app .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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