10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hyderabad
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Chinnakanal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Delhi


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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hyderabad vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi to Hyderabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Hyderabad hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Puri Jagannath Temple ©
Puri Jagannath Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bengaluru itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hyderabad to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and train from Bengaluru to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kanyakumari, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram road trip site .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai route app .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal route planner .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chinnakanal.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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Chinnakanal

Chinnakanal ©
Chinnakanal is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. On the 7th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Dr.Bala Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftlet Cave Munnar.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chinnakanal driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Chinnakanal by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Chinnakanal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Swiftlet Cave Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar
Dr.Bala Falls ©
Dr.Bala Falls

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Chinnakanal to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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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 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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