11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Fly + Bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tiruchirappalli

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 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bull Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then shop like a local with UB City, then step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour builder app .

Tiruchirappalli to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tiruchirappalli in October: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary as well as LuLu Mall. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website .

Getting from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in October since evenings lows in Kochi (Cochin) dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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 15th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Munnar using our trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You've now added Thekkady Rose Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then stroll around Thekkady Rose Park. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thekkady route website .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bond Safari Scuba Diving as well as Vellayani Lake. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then explore the activities along Vellayani Lake, then see some colorful creatures with Bond Safari Scuba Diving, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vellayani Lake ©
Vellayani Lake

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Hyderabad is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, don't miss a visit to Charminar, and get in on the family fun at Ramoji Film City.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Hyderabad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kovalam in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Hyderabad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Subramanya Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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