4 days in South India Itinerary

4 days in South India Itinerary

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4 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam route maker .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cherthala
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
St. Mary's Forane Church ©
St. Mary's Forane Church

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