22 days in South India Itinerary

22 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
4
Thrissur
— 1 night
5
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
6
Kannur
— 3 nights
7
Varkala Town
— 5 nights

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
You've added KAYAK ADVENTURE, Poovar Backwater Cruise, Parthas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Spas & Wellness & Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, and don't miss a visit to Mahatma Gandhi Road.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip planner.

Jodhpur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jodhpur in August, plan for little chillier days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 5th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, thenlook for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and finally get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride ©
Persian Paradise Elephant Ride

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Head to LuLu Mall and Kochi Booksfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Cherai Beach and Marari Beach. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, and steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, thenbrowse the different shops at Sobha City Mall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Snehatheeram Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thrissur trip tool.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Thrissur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thrissur

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Snehatheeram Beach ©
Snehatheeram Beach
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Sobha City Mall ©
Sobha City Mall

2
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 11th (Wed), stroll through Kozhikode Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Kappad Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by S.M. Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kozhikode sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Thrissur to Kozhikode takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kozhikode are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Beypore Beach ©
Beypore Beach

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get some historical perspective at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Fort St. Angelos. Visit Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Payyambalam Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: stroll through Thottada Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Capitol Mall, contemplate the long history of Tellicherry Fort, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ezhara Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kannur day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Kozhikode to Kannur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

5
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Drifters Surf Club. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Asparagus and Shalimar Weaves. Visit Varkala Beach and Kollam Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Varkala Town, make a side trip to see Thangassery Light House in Kollam, approximately Kollam away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sivagiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, and stroll through Kappil Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town journey planner.

You can fly from Kannur to Varkala Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Varkala Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kollam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Drifters Surf Club ©
Drifters Surf Club
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach

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