16 days in South India Itinerary

16 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Udupi
— 1 night
2
Gokarna
— 2 nights
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights

1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Udupi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December: high temperatures in Udupi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sasihithlu Beach
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Kodi Beach ©
Kodi Beach
Padubidri Beach ©
Padubidri Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, thenstroll through Shiva Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Om Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gokarna Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Udupi to Gokarna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Gokarna Beach ©
Gokarna Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, thenkick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ettikulam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach, thensnap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Choottad Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur online vacation planner.

Getting from Gokarna to Kannur by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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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.
Visit Marari Beach and Cherai Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mararikulam Beach and ViaKerala Shop. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) route maker app.

You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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nights
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 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, thenadmire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady sightseeing app.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, thenkick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Vellayani Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

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You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach
Samudra Beach ©
Samudra Beach

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