11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hyderabad
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  2​h
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Charminar, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad online trip builder .

New Delhi to Hyderabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Hyderabad to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

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

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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, then stroll through Cubbon Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hyderabad, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to 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

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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 17th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then hunt for treasures at Devaraja Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip builder .

Traveling by train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) 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

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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 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Government Law College, then get your game on at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

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
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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, examine the collection at Napier Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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