10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Thekkady
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Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Hubli, Taxi to Gokarna
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Gokarna
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Marari Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha, approximately Alappuzha away. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner.

Washington, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 168-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Kochi (Cochin). In February, Kochi (Cochin) is much warmer than Washington - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 2 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally stroll through Abraham's Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Elephant Junction and then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Spices Thekkady.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gokarna.
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Gokarna — 2 nights

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then stroll through Belekan beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gokarna trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Gokarna in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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