11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
5
Kannur
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Lucknow

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam visit site .

Lucknow to Mararikulam is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Lucknow in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mararikulam: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Mangala Devi Temple and Mangladevi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mararikulam to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stroll through Muthalapozhi, then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

1
day
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) online visit planner .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Kovalam to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Mysuru (Mysore) is a bit cooler than Kovalam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

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Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kannur to Pazhayangadi to see Madayi Kavu about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through Choottad Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kannur online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Madayi Kavu, Azhikkal Beach
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Madayi Kavu ©
Madayi Kavu
Spas

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