10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly to Hubli, Taxi to Gokarna
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Gokarna
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Alappuzha Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shiva Temple Ernakulam and Shiva Temple. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to International Coir Museum in Alappuzha, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Washington, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 168-hour travel. Traveling from Washington to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington in February: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 91°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mararikulam.
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Mararikulam — 1 night

If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mararikulam road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Thekkady travel route planner.

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Kovalam.
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Kovalam — 1 night

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 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip maker site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Gokarna.
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Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Om Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gokarna road trip planning site.

Getting from Kovalam to Gokarna by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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