10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Kovalam
— 1 day
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly to Goa, Bus to Gokarna
5
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Murdeshwar
— 1 night
Drive
7
Badami
— 1 night
Drive
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Hampi
— 1 night
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Kovalam — 1 day

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 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

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Mumbai to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Kovalam. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then stroll through Green Park Spices Thekkady, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip tool.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 1 night

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Jew Town, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.
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Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna online holiday builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kochi (Cochin) to Gokarna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Murdeshwar.
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Murdeshwar — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Murudeshwar, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Murdeshwar Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Murdeshwar trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gokarna to Murdeshwar in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Badami.
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Badami — 1 night

Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, then Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Badami trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Murdeshwar to Badami in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.
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Hampi — 1 night

The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hampi road trip site.

Drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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