9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
Cape Town

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 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, look for gifts at Kochi Books, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to India Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Kerala Folklore Museum
Chinese Fishing Nets

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 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Devaraja Market. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bengaluru.

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Chennakesava Temple
Saint Philomena Church

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.
On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road, then make a trip to Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Commercial Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple, then admire the striking features of Bull Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

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You can take a train from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.

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ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Commercial Street

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