5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Varanasi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Bengaluru
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Varanasi

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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 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

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Varanasi to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Varanasi in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bengaluru: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Napier Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally stroll through Shanghumukham Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in June since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) tour app .

Getting from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Paradesi Synagogue
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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