11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Wayanad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Napier Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online driving holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) 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

1
night
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 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In March in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
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 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In March in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Wayanad.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

1
night
Wayanad

Wayanad
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore and take pictures at Krishnagiri Stadium.

Plan my day in Wayanad using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Wayanad by car takes about 3.5 hours. March in Wayanad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Wayanad to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wayanad in March; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March, Chennai is a bit warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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