7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Marari Beach, examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online sightseeing planner .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

1
night
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 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden.

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Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums Nature Parks
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Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online route builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chennai day trip planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Chennai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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