22 days in South India Itinerary

22 days in South India Itinerary

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22 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + taxi:  11​h
1
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Thekkady is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Chamarel to Thekkady, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
On the 5th (Sun), take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra, then look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Do your shopping at Moon Stone Arts and Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Asparagus, Kappil Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Samudra Beach, & more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at S.M. Street and HiLite Mall. Relax by the water at Kozhikode Beach and Kappad Beach. And it doesn't end there: stop by Bolmay Cocoa, buy something for everyone on your list at Focus Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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HiLite Mall ©
HiLite Mall
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad 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 Payyambalam Beach. Head to G Mall and Capitol Mallfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Thottada Beach, snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, stroll through Ettikulam Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip planner .

You can drive from Kozhikode to Kannur in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Centre Square Mall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop (in Alappuzha) and Mararikulam Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse for treasures at Indian Industries.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

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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