10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
4
Mangalore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
6
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Paris

1
night
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 21st (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Keralashopee, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker .

Paris, France to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Paris to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get much hotter in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

1
night
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, see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha tour planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
International Coir Museum ©
International Coir Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary website .

Getting from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

1
night
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mangalore trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mangalore by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
St. Aloysius Chapel ©
St. Aloysius Chapel

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.
On the 26th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham

2
nights
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 28th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, then admire the striking features of Bull Temple, then wander the streets of Malleswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and then get curious at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bengaluru travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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