10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru vacation planner .

Pune to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning app .

Drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in May, plan for slightly colder days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then make a trip to Holy Land, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Palkulangara Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Beaches Spas

Side Trips

Kovalam Beach, Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online visit planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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