11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the striking features of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planner .

Jaipur to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jaipur in June: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

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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 21st (Thu), ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, then stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) visit planning app .

You can take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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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 22nd (Fri): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Spice Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, and finally look for gifts at Kerala Crafts.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Thekkady takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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 24th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Top Station, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kundala Dam Lake, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In June in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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.
On the 26th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. On your second day here, wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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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 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, look for gifts at Keralashopee, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Charminar, examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Golkonda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hyderabad: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Charminar ©
Charminar

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