5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Mararikulam
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mararikulam itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Mararikulam is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Mararikulam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Spas
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and then kick back and relax at KIzhunna Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kannur travel planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Kannur by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

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

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