10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Paris

2
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Little Flower Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lourde Matha Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Paris, France to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Paris to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in February; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Alappuzha.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

1
day
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha journey maker .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

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Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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Marari Beach
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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Vishnu Temple ©
Vishnu Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
day
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alappuzha to Thrissur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Thrissur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Shakthan Thampuran Palace ©
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple

1
day
Munnar

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 25th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Thrissur to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thekkady online travel route planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
day
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

few
hours
Mysuru (Mysore)

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.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bengaluru.

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Saint Philomena Church ©
Saint Philomena Church

1
day
Bengaluru

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 1st (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru online attractions planner .

Take a train from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Bangalore Palace ©
Bangalore Palace
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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