9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kovalam
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

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.
On the 5th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Rajkot to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Rajkot in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Spas
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. November in Mararikulam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam 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 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady tour app .

Drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

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

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Varkala Beach and Samudra Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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