9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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Thrissur
— Few hours
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
4
Munnar
— 1 night
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights

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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 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur road trip tool.

Varanasi to Thrissur is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Museums
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Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum ©
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kerala Folklore Museum and Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Kashi Art Gallery and Antique Museum Kochi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Maritime Museum Kochi, examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, explore the world behind art at Gallery OED Cochin., and browse the exhibits of Kerala Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, International Coir Museum
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Antique Museum Kochi ©
Antique Museum Kochi
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Napier Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, thenkick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, thensee the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Green Land Spice Garden, thenexamine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, thentake some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and then see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum

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