8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Aurangabad
Fly:  2​h
Hyderabad
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Aurangabad

1
day
Hyderabad

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, then see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

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Aurangabad to Hyderabad is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

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Salar Jung Museum
Chowmahalla Palace
Birla Mandir

2
days
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road, then don't miss a visit to Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Bull Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then wander the streets of Malleswaram, and then don't miss a visit to Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Bengaluru takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Malleswaram

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, then steep yourself in history at Srirangapatna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, appreciate the history behind Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chennakesava Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary builder.

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 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Chennakesava Temple

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), look for gifts at Waltons Boutique and then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In February, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum
Chinese Fishing Nets

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