11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaggaiahpet
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Marayur
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Mysore District
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Jaggaiahpet

1
night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then stroll through Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Parasurama Temple Thiruvallam.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planning app .

Jaggaiahpet to Kovalam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jaggaiahpet in May, expect nights in Kovalam to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and look and learn at Green land spice garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
Marayur

Marayur
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): Head underground at Muniyaras Caves, delve into the distant past at Megalithic Dolmens of Marayur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Marayoor Sandalwood Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marayur day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Marayur takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mysore District.

Things to do in Marayur

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
day
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysore District trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Marayur to Mysore District by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysore District

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll around Cubbon Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mysore District to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Mysore District, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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