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16 days in the South of India

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16 days in the South of India

I apologise for this being a very open question but would welcome any advice for a trip to Southern India - probably beginning in Cochin - our first trip to India!

We are looking to go in mid January and would like to see as much as possible but do not want to be travelling for hours most days

We would like two or three days at each stop and two or three days relaxing at the beach at the end of the holiday

Any suggestions of not-to -be-missed places and advice regarding how to get from A to B

And should we use a tour company

Would be realy grateful for any advice on any of the above

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: 16 days in the South of India

Southern India is a very very broad parameter you are trying to set. FYI, S.India means the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It would be more easier, if you could spell out your interests/preferences, as the entire stretch has a shore line and there is no dearth for beaches. If this is specific to Kerala, then you can cover entire Kerala in the specified days.

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2. Re: 16 days in the South of India

Yes I think Kerala will be our focus and would welcome your expertise

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3. Re: 16 days in the South of India

There are two important pageants Thaipooya Mahotsavam, Koorkancherry on Jan27th and Adoor Gajamela ( caparisoned elephants) on Jan23rd, which you may want to incorporate into your itinerary.The former is closer to Kochi and the latter closer to Trivandrum.

The landscape of Kerala allows you to combine beaches,backwaters, forests,spice gardens and living traditions and the co-existence of a multitude of faiths within a small geographical area. Some of the home stays are remarkable and the vernacular architecture delightful.

With a little effort you could plan your holiday yourself. Your time will allow you a max of 5 places and if the pageants are not of interest, you could consider Kochi,Munnar,Thekkady,Kumarakom, Alleppey,Marari for your itinerary

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4. Re: 16 days in the South of India

Hello,

welcome

as we know south India is very large in geographical size and at least 25 famous tourist destination in in various segment. as long as, you are looking 2-3 days in each destination, it is better to cover some potion of the south India with 16 days. please refer the following, it may help to to plan

Day 01 Arrival Cochin, famous heritage and port city

Day 02 Cochin sightseeing

Day 03 Cochin sightseeing continue

Day 04 Drive to Munnar, hill station

Day 05 Munnar sightseeing continue

Day 06 Drive to Kumarakom, famous backwater lagoon

Day 07 Kumarakom sightseeing continue,

Day 08 Drive to Kovalam famous beech

Day 09 Kovalam sightseeing continue

Day 10 Kovalam / Tirvandrum sightseeing sightseeing

Day 11 Drive to Alleppey for houseboat tour, unique in world tourism

Day 12 Drive to Wayand. place of nature and wild life

Day 13. Wayanad sightseeing continue

Day 14 Drive to Mysore, destination of culture and heritage

Day 15 Mysore sightseeing continue

Day 16 Drive to Bangalore garden city,

Day 17 Return. onward journey to home land

this is a comfortable plan, you can have enough sightseeing. experiences backwater, Ayurveda, houseboat, spices, plantation, beach, heritage, hills, etc.. in this plan

Greetings and regards

Samson

JV Holiday, Cochin, Kerala, India

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5. Re: 16 days in the South of India

Hi elaineDevon

Welcome to Kerala. Check out these.

Day 01 :

Fort Cochin

Day 02 :

Fort Cochin

Day 03 :

Blackberry Hills, Munnar

Day 04 :

Blackberry Hills, Munnar

Day 05 :

Blackberry Hills, Munnar

Day 06 :

Taj hotels, Madurai

Day 07 :

Taj hotels, Madurai

Day 08 :

Spice Village, Periyar

Day 09 :

Spice Village, Periyar

Day 10 :

Philipkutty's farm. Vechoor

Day 11 :

Philipkutty's farm. Vechoor

Day 12 :

Houseboat, Alleppey

Day 13 :

Marari Beach, Alleppey

Day 14 :

Marari Beach, Alleppey

Day 15 :

Marari Beach, Alleppey

Day 16 : Transfer to Cochin

Would be pleased to give you a detailed itineary.

Suresh P R, Palmland Tours, Kerala

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6. Re: 16 days in the South of India

Thankyou that is really helpful to know that

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7. Re: 16 days in the South of India

Many thanks that is a great help

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8. Re: 16 days in the South of India

If your plans are to head north after the sojourn, then plan accordingly. It depends on where you plan to leave after this visit. My suggestion would be to cover Cochin, Athirapally, Thrissur (if interested), Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom/ Alleppey, Trivandrum (Ponmudi, Varkala & Kovalam) and maybe a daytrip to Kanyakumari. If heading north, then, you would have the options of Wayanad and Calicut.

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9. Re: 16 days in the South of India

HI,

Include Waynadu hills the north Kerala hill station of Kerala with incredible culture and wild life .

Regards

KERALA DAYZ

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