10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marari Beach and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mumbai in December since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guruvayur trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Guruvayur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar itinerary planner .

Drive from Guruvayur to Munnar in 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Green land spice garden, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planning app .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden

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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.
Kids will enjoy Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Take a break from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with a short trip to Varkala Beach in Varkala, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

Make your Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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