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 Alappuzha Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Alappuzha and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Washington, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 168-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Kochi (Cochin) is 10.5 hours. In February, Kochi (Cochin) is much hotter than Washington - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Abraham's Spice Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady day trip site.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 3rd (Wed), 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 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, then stroll through Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Belekan beach, and finally make a trip to Mirjan Fort.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Gokarna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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