11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

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

1
day
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 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then shop like a local with UB City, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In October in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

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

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.
On the 19th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

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You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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 ©

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): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip tool .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
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, look and learn at Green land spice garden, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

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

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.
On the 27th (Sun), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munnar route planning app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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 ©

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