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

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alappuzha Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and Ayuh Ayurveda Spa. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing & International Coir Museum). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, take a stroll through Jew Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

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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. Traveling from Washington in February, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be much warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Mararikulam.
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Mararikulam — 1 night

If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mararikulam are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) 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 2nd (Tue): stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

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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. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gokarna.
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Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Om Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kudle Beach.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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