8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Thrissur
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) route builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kochi (Cochin). Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

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Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

3
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.
On the 11th (Thu), make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adimalathura Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Chowara Beach
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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