11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai

few
hours
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 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) vacation maker site .

Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in October; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kochi (Cochin) vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Kochi (Cochin). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munnar online day trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady day trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam journey maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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