22 days in South India Itinerary

22 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Thekkady
— 3 nights
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
4
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
5
Kannur
— 4 nights
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Head to Abraham's Spice Garden and Green Land Spice Gardenfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary maker site.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Thekkady is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Chamarel to Thekkady due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Green Land Spice Garden ©
Green Land Spice Garden
Spas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, thenstop by Tata Tea Outlet, thentake in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Moon Stone Arts and Asparagus. You'll get in some beach time at Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Town (Kappil Beach & Spas) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kappad Beach and Kozhikode Beach. Head to Bolmay Cocoa and S.M. Streetfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, learn more about the world around you at Deepanjali lamp museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at Focus Mall.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kozhikode trip builder app.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Kozhikode are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall
Spas
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Thottada Beach. Head to G Mall and Capitol Mallfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Kannur to Azhikode to see Azhikkal Beach about 7h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ezhara Beach, stroll through Payyambalam Beach, walk around Chal Beach Park, and take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kannur trip planning site.

Take a train from Kozhikode to Kannur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LuLu Mall and Kerala Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam) and Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop (in Alappuzha). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Goodwill Collection.

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You can drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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