11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Mysore District
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Lucknow

1
night
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

Plan trip to Mysore District with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Lucknow to Mysore District is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucknow in September, things will get a bit cooler in Mysore District: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mysore District

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

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shatrughna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur route tool .

You can drive from Mysore District to Guruvayur in 7.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysore District in September: high temperatures in Guruvayur hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

2
nights
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 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beemapally Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Napier Museum, explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam vacation maker website .

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 in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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