15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Kozhikode
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, stop by Waltons Boutique, browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in June: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, explore the galleries of Mozart Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Kumarakom Craft Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Kerala Album Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon and then explore the galleries of Clay Art Cafe.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kottayam day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Kumarakom
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Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: stop by Kerala Crafts, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady attractions planner .

Drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sree Mahadeva Temple. Do your shopping at Moon Stone Arts and Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi Road.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Kappad Beach, revel in the low prices at HiLite Mall, and then wander the streets of S.M. Street.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kozhikode tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
You'll get in some beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach. Visiting Azhikkal Beach and Thottada Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at G Mall, kick back and relax at Chal Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Choottad Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kozhikode to Kannur in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

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