11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cubbon Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. December in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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 22nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then hunt for treasures at Devaraja Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Devaraja Market ©
Devaraja Market

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 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Jew Town, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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.
On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 27th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thekkady tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Palkulangara Devi Temple, and finally stroll through Shanghumukham Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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night
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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Charminar, then examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hyderabad driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Hyderabad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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