7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
4
Chennai
— 1 night

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), admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, thenexamine 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 °C and lows at °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 Outdoors Parks

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.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, thensee 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 Parks Nature
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Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, examine the collection at Napier Museum, thentake 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, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, thenhave fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and finally examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum ©

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