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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Gokarna
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing & Alappuzha Beach). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, soothe aching muscles at Loving Earth Yoga, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday builder site.

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 warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction and then stroll through Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

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Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, kick back and relax at Belekan beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gokarna road trip planning app.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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