11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Kuwait City
Fly:  9​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Bengaluru
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
Kuwait City

3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in November, things will get a bit warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach

1
day
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll through Cubbon Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru vacation builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Bengaluru. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) travel itinerary creator.

You can take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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1
day
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 1st (Fri): get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munnar sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Munnar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum

3
days
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal (in Alappuzha). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, stroll through Jawahar Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

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