10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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Kovalam
— 2 nights
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
5
Hyderabad
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kanyakumari Beach and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Kovalam: Napier Museum (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)) and Kanyakumari (Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Jain Temple Kanyakumari). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

Chennai to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Kovalam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala Town online day trip planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Varkala Town by combination of taxi and train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): wander the streets of Jew Town, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website.

You can drive from Varkala Town to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) vacation planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in August, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Family-friendly places like Calvary Temple and Golconda Fort will thrill your kids. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Charminar, admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, make a trip to Calvery Temple, and explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hyderabad: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Baths
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Calvary Temple ©
Calvary Temple
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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