5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Bengaluru
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Pune

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 3rd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip builder.

Pune to Bengaluru is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally look for gifts at Keralashopee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and then examine the collection at Napier Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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

1
day
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 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

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Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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