10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India holiday planner
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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.
Visiting Alappuzha Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica and Kashi Art Gallery. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, visit Jew Town, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel route builder site.

Washington, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 168-hour travel. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Washington in February; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 91°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam trip builder tool.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In February in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online trip maker.

Drive from Mararikulam to Thekkady in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam driving holiday planner.

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 your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Om Beach, then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Gokarna trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Gokarna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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