9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h
1
Kovalam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  8 h
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, stop by Keralashopee, stroll through Hawa Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kovalam road trip planner .

New Delhi to Kovalam is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Kovalam are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Vishnu Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Thottappally Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kovalam to Alappuzha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

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