22 days in South India Itinerary

22 days in South India Itinerary

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22 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jodhpur
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Varkala Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Jodhpur

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. Shop till you drop at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour and Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Spas & Wellness, Lighthouse Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Mahatma Gandhi Road, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and get a new perspective on nature at Forest Department’s Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel site .

Jodhpur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Jodhpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, then revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and finally get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thekkady day trip planner .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Kochi Books. Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
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, buy something for everyone on your list at Sobha City Mall, and then stroll through Snehatheeram Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Thrissur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thrissur

Outdoors Beaches 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach, stroll through Kappad Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of S.M. Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple, then kick back and relax at Beypore Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kozhikode online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thrissur to Kozhikode in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kozhikode can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Outdoors Beaches 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.
Visiting Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Thottada Beach and Payyambalam Beach. Step out of Kannur to go to Parassinikadavu and see Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and browse the different shops at Capitol Mall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kannur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Kannur takes 3 hours. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches 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
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Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Drifters Surf Club has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, see Drifters Surf Club, and then look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Varkala route planning app .

You can fly from Bengaluru to Varkala in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Varkala when traveling from Bengaluru in September, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kollam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kollam Beach ©
Kollam Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

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