From interlacing rivers, beautiful beaches, forests and mountains to temples and ruins from centuries ago, South India has a lot to offer.  Needless to say, this part of the country is home to a large number of  tourist attractions. It boasts a rich blend of culture, traditions, cuisines and languages. Be it honeymoon couples or families, South India welcomes tourists with a plethora of attractions, activities, and experiences.

So, if you’re thinking of planning a trip to South India, here's the 7 days travel itinerary to make your travelling easier.

Day 1:

Start your trip in the capital of South India, Chennai. Tour the St. Thomas Church and then go to the Art Gallery or the Government Museum. You can spend your afternoon exploring cafes, bars and styling boutiques. And, then rest in a hotel at night.

Day 2:

Take the short train trip to Kanchipuram  from Chennai (75 km)  in the early morning. Explore the temples such as Ekambareswarar and Kamakshi Amman and try out the rich delicacies of the city like Puttu for lunch. In the afternoon, you can visit the silk market and then return to Chennai to stay the night.

Travel Itinerary for South India - St. Thomas Church Travel Itinerary for South India - Kailasanath temple

Day 3:

Board an early flight to Madurai from Chennai. Tour the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace and Gandhi Museum for the rest of the day. Visit the Meenakshi Amman Temple in the evening again to witness the Aarti ceremony that illuminates the entire temple. Stay in Madurai, overnight.

Day 4:

Prepare for a road trip to Periyar National Park from Madurai (150 km). It is home to various elephants and tigers, wild boars, bison, sambars and several bird species. In the evening, you can also explore the spice plantations and even grab some to take back home. For the night, you can stay at Club Mahindra Thekkady.

Travel Itinerary for South India - Meenakshi temple Travel Itinerary for South India - Periyar National Park

Day 5:

Plan a four-hour train journey to Kumarakom. It is known for its bird sanctuary and is made of a cluster of small islands on Vembanad Lake. You can spend your morning exploring the sanctuary and take a houseboat tour later.  Stay overnight at Club Mahindra Arookutty, Alleppey.

Day 6:

Kochi, a short drive from Kumarakom (50 km), is a blend of heritage. You can spend your morning between the local architecture and the multi-cultural communities. You can also indulge in local dishes for lunch and then head down to the beautiful beaches surrounding the city. Stay at Club Mahindra’s associate property, Olive Downtown in Kochi.

Travel Itinerary for South India - Backwater of Vembanad Lake Travel Itinerary for South India - Cola beach, South GOA

Day 7:

End your trip in Goa amid palm trees, beaches and markets. You can rent a scooter to go around Old Goa and spend your afternoon trying out the stalls on the street and looking through the flea market. You can end your night enjoying a delicious meal and fun activities at Club Mahindra Assonora, Varca, Emerald Palms or Club Mahindra Acacia Palms.

Here you go, we made a 7-day South India trip easy for you with a fixed travel itinerary and the best Club Mahindra resorts to make your trip relaxing and memorable.

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