7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India attractions planner

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Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Chennai
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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), admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in November, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

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

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chennai vacation planner.

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19: