10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Kannur
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jaipur

1
night
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 26th (Wed): browse for treasures at ak The Seasons, then take in the exciting artwork at Cauvery Handicrafts, and then shop like a local with UB City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, then look for gifts at Varnam Store, then browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip itinerary planning tool .

Jaipur to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Bengaluru. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums
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Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity
Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat ©
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, stop by Sarwaa, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram journey planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Rameswaram takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kalam Sea Shell Mart ©
Kalam Sea Shell Mart
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour builder app .

Drive from Rameswaram to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, stop by Kochi Books, then browse for treasures at Indian Industries, and finally browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning site .

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at KIzhunna Beach, and then stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Choottad Beach and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kannur in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach

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