8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Palakkad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Athirappilly
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
7
Munnar
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Goa

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night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovur Sundareswarar Temple, immerse yourself in nature at Anna Nagar Tower Park, and then stroll through Breezy Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Oman, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rockfort Temple, Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple
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Anna Nagar Tower Park ©
Anna Nagar Tower Park
Pondy Bazaar ©
Pondy Bazaar

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night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 18th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velliangiri Mountains, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velliangiri Andavar Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in July, things will get little chillier in Coimbatore: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
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Velliangiri Mountains ©
Velliangiri Mountains
Velliangiri Andavar Temple ©
Velliangiri Andavar Temple

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Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Malampuzha Garden and Dam, then admire the sheer force of Dhoni Waterfalls, and then identify plant and animal life at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palakkad trip planner .

Getting from Coimbatore to Palakkad by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Palakkad can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Athirappilly.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Nature
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Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Dhoni Waterfalls ©
Dhoni Waterfalls

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hours
Athirappilly

Athirappilly
To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athirappilly travel planner.

Getting from Palakkad to Athirappilly by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 19th (Fri), you're off toKochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Athirappilly

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner.

You can drive from Athirappilly to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alappuzha online trip planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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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 22nd (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar vacation planner .

Getting from Alappuzha to Munnar by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. July in Munnar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Photo Point ©
Photo Point

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